QR Codes and Cell Phones as Instructional Tools at TCEA

Posted by kcaise on February 4, 2012 in conferences, Discovery Education Network (DEN) |

Next week, Feb. 6-10th is the Texas Computer Education Association’s Convention in Austin, Texas. I will be presenting two presentations. The first is on Wed., 2/8, in Room 19 B at 5pm titled, “Check this Out!” on QR Codes. I chose the title because cashiers have to scan bar codes on items to ‘check out’ customers at stores and a QR code is similar to a 2d bar code of sorts. This session will be interactive so you will want to have your cell phone with you to scan the QR codes shown in the presentation and displayed in the walls.

In hindsight, I realize the title does not indicate what the presentation is about but hopefully the description will entice people to take time to view my presentation. My presentation is late in the day but it will definitely be worth your while with innovative ideas that go beyond the normal activities related to QR codes in the classroom. Be sure to bring your mobile device with a QR code reader installed. If not, we can install one during the session.

The second presentation, “Cell Phones as Instructional Tools”, will focus on ways to use cell phones in the classroom. The session will take place in the Web 2.0 Lounge on 2/9 at 10:30am. This session will also be interactive and be more meaningful if you have a mobile device so you can fully participate in the activities planned during the presentation as well.

Additionally, I will be sharing information for the Discovery Education Network (DEN) on their Twitter and Facebook accounts so watch for tweets and pictures sharing the many events going on at TCEA. I plan to share whenever DEN members present, including those in the DEN corporate room and those presenting a concurrent session at the main convention center. If you would like me to tweet your session send me a tweet to @kcaise or email at kcaise@gmail.com with your details and I will share your info with all of TCEA and the DEN. See you next week!

Note: Both QR codes in this blog post go to follow up/supplementary resource documents for each presentation.

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