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Deeper Learning With QR Codes and Augmented Reality

A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom

By: Monica Burns

Discover how free, scannable technology can enrich learning and captivate students, including use of QR codes and Augmented Reality to promote hands-on learning, creativity, and critical thinking.

Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781506331775
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: Corwin Teaching Essentials
  • Year: 2016
  • Page Count: 104
  • Publication date: March 14, 2016

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Engaging, interactive learning—right in your students’ hands!

What if your students’ mobile devices became an instructional asset rather than a distraction? Discover how free, scannable technology can enrich learning while captivating students. Best of all, these technologies are easy to implement within your classroom. 

Monica Burns offers user-friendly strategies and tips in this quick-read guide. Get ready to:

 Learn about QR codes and Augmented Reality (AR)
 Reach each student with new, hands-on learning opportunities
 Embrace the ACES Framework for teaching with scannable technologies: Access, Curate, Engage, and Share
 Promote self-directed learning and showcase your students’ creations
 Leverage technology to connect your classroom with families and the community 

Don’t miss this opportunity to become a leader in digital learning!

"Burns provides practical ideas for integrating QR and AR in the classroom. As AR and QR continue to play a bigger role in education, this book is a great starting point for teachers to integrate engaging tools and strategies in their classrooms."
Zachary Walker, Professor and Educational Consultant
National Institute of Education, Singapore

"This is a book that you won’t want to put down. I found the suggestions so exciting that I wanted to try them out immediately, and I couldn’t wait to see what valuable prompts for learning the next page would reveal. This easy read is packed with practical applications."
Debra Las, Science Teacher
Rochester Public Schools Rochester, MN

Key features

This book includes:
- The ins and outs of the ACES Framework for integrating scannable technology
- Step-by-step tutorials for using QR Codes and Augmented Reality
- Examples from teachers who use QR Codes and Augmented Reality in their classrooms
- Activity ideas


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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a Curriculum and EdTech Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and Founder of As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality: A Scannable Solution for Your Classroom (Corwin Press, 2016) and #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin Press, 2017).

Dr. Burns visits school across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible. She also provides support to organizations using technology to reach children and families in need. Her mission is to help educators place tasks before apps and promote deeper learning with technology. You can find out more about working with Monica, and her books and resources, by visiting

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The ACES Framework: Access, Curate, Engage, Share

     ACES Framework

     What Do I Need to Get Started?

     What if . . . ?

Chapter 2. It’s Not Just Black and White: A Case for QR Codes

     What Is a QR Code?

     QR Codes in the Classroom

     How Do I Create a QR Code?

     How Do I Scan a QR Code?

     How Do I Distribute QR Codes?

     Different Types of QR Codes: An Internet of Possibilities

     Extra Options for Taking It Further

     Deeper Learning With QR Codes

Chapter 3. Jump Off the Page: Augmented Reality 101

     Augmented Reality 101

     Ready to Go Augmented Reality

     Thoughtful Integration of AR

     Designing AR Experiences

     Deeper Learning With Augmented Reality

Chapter 4. Access Is Empowering: Resources for Self-Directed Learners

     Easy Access = Solution

     Pages and Spaces = Perfect Placement

     Everywhere Access = Self-Directed Learners

     Deeper Learning: Access

Chapter 5. Curate to Guide Learning: Picking the Perfect Resource

     Curation 101

     Curating to Differentiate

     Deeper Learning: Curate

Chapter 6. Engage and Excite: Motivating Students With Tech-Friendly Tasks

     From Gimmick to Gotcha

     On the Move: Scannable in Action

     QR Codes Versus Augmented Reality

     Deeper Learning: Engage

Chapter 7. Share Student Creations: Give Digital Projects a Space to Shine

     Content Creators

     Sharing in Spaces

     Deeper Learning: Share

Chapter 8. Student and Stakeholder Engagement: Setting Your Community Up for Success

     Getting Families Hooked

     Transforming School Community Spaces

     Deeper Learning: Community

Conclusion: Taking It Back—Actionable Tips for This Week, This Month, and This Year


     Glossary of Important Terms

     QR Code Creation Websites and Apps

     QR Code Scanner Apps

     Augmented Reality Apps

     Augmented Reality Creation Tools