Sunday, 4 September 2011

QR Codes in the Library

I only heard of QR codes for the first time this year and I haven't tried using them myself.  My only mobile device is a basic cellphone, so apps, touch screens, 3G internet access and QR codes are all in the realm of 'when I update my phone...' at present.  However I've read some blogs that have piqued my interest in QR codes, particularly in terms of adding value and interest to children's books.  For example, I love the way AllanahK has linked the animation of the Wonky Donkey to the book by adding a QR code to the book cover. Also this video clip explains how QR codes on books could be used to link to such extras as recommendations,  book reviews, podcasts, videos, websites etc.        

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carolyn,

    I'm in a similar boat as you (one of the 57% without smartphone access). I really enjoyed the two links you had, particularly the video demonstrating how QR codes might be used to support (or inspire?) young readers and readers in general. I thought this was a very useful and informative blog :o)