To view one of Melanie's student's projects, download a QR reader for your smartphone and scan this code:
Students create a video podcast about an attraction, business, or organization of their choice within a 15-mile radius of their school. They research the history of their choice, plan the podcast (including media, prose and narration) develop a storyboard in Microsoft Word and then create their podcast using Microsoft Movie Maker. The students then put on their marketing hats and generate a QR code (or "tag") for the "customers" of their chosen establishment, so people are able to access their video podcast on-demand for their PC or mobile device, while also including the podcasts in their class wiki.
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If this is too geeky or you're wondering what's the big deal with QR codes, I recommend you watch this new video from Common Craft on QR codes:
What are some innovative ways you've seen QR codes used in education?
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