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QR codes used in some Texas classrooms

Students in Lufkin are enjoying a much more technology friendly experience in their lessons.

Students across the Lufkin district in Texas took part in a Digital Learning Day, which allowed them to learn about how to use a popular type of mobile devices to be able to scan QR codes in order to gain more information through the use of technology.QR Codes Used in Classroom - Texas

The students discovered how mobile gadgets could read the quick response codes.

According to Jaren Chavros, a student at Dunbar, “A QR Code without the devices, it just looks like black dots, but the devices can scan and all the little dots are like words for the device.” The students learned how to use common mobile devices to scan QR codes and open up a range of information. In this case, it was presented to them in the form of clues that were critical to moving forward in a recycling scavenger hunt.

The QR codes were seen as a great opportunity to help to bring together technology and a lesson in recycling.

According to Summer Garcia, the LISD technology specialist, “I thought it would be a great way to integrate what they are doing with recycling and something they could easily use with the devices they were bringing.”

Once the students used the mobile devices to scan the quick response codes, they would receive the clue that they would need to head off to the next among the five different stops – the first among which was the playground. Finally, when they had completed the scavenger hunt, they had the opportunity to show adults what they had discovered along the way.

Although the program was available to children from the second grade and up, Garcia acknowledged that they could have started younger as kids before that age are already well aware of how to use those mobile devices and could quickly learn how to scan QR barcodes.

By the time the children had scanned the QR codes and learned all of the recycling lessons from the scavenger hunt, they were then keen to share what they had discovered with their parents, spreading the word even further.

QR codes allow Woolworths customers to meet their growers

The barcode lets shoppers learn more about the local farmers who supply the stores where they shop.

Woolworths has now announced that it is rolling out QR codes, as of the start of this month, that will allow customers to be able to access details regarding the local growers who supply the stores with the fruit and vegetables that they buy.

The program is called Meet the Grower and includes a number of different kinds of media for information.

For instance, when the QR codes are scanned from a product’s package, it reveals the photo of the farmer who grew it, in addition to his or her URL, the length of time that the farmer has been supplying produce to Woolworths, and other information that customers may find useful and interesting.

The first product that will use the QR codes for the Meet the Grower program will be apples.

QR Codes - WoolWorthsThese apples are from Montague Fresh, a Victorian fruit supplier. The QR codes will eventually expand to include 57 more products over the span of the next couple of months. The company expects that by the end of this year, there will be about 100 products that have barcodes linking to their growers.

The head of produce at Woolworths supermarkets, Paul Harker, explained that QR codes have been applied in this way in order to respond to the interest that the store’s customers have shown in the history of the produce they are buying. Their shoppers have been asking for a way to learn more about where their fresh food comes from, and the store came up with a mobile friendly program using these barcodes in order to offer precisely that information.

Harker went on to explain that about 96 percent of the fresh vegetables and fruits that are sold at the Woolworths chain of grocery stores are grown right there in Australia. The QR codes help consumers to know precisely where in the country the produce was sourced and which farm grew it and provided it to the supermarket. This strategy will help consumers to gain the information that they want and to learn more about the importance of shopping local.