What could be more fun than having FUN with games and connecting physical objects with the digital world? Yesterday during staff development, we were able to contemplate the importance of gaming and learning and how we can use QR codes within gaming. The shear power of gaming in the classroom is allowing the learner to associate that endorphin rush and craving for the game and apply it to the content as well. The best type of games symbiotically integrate the content in the action or the play INSTEAD of the award for getting the content correct. Immersive worlds that engage learners in a scenario-based construct the blends in that content is powerful as students interact and debate/problem solve in the virtual space [Third Place] as well as in the physical world during class time.
Please check out the attachment as this was my handout with all the links to the QR Code generators [text, video, voice, artistic]. Scan the codes on the attachment so you can see the difference between the types of content that can be linked. Check out my pinboard on Pinterest called Games and Simulations for a variety of educational games and QR code related activities.
Good luck WIRED as you explore GBL and QR Codes this week. I look forward to reading your posts.