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QR code plush toys add a whole new level to a snuggly

Stuffed animals with barcodes can bring an entirely different experience to children.

A new line of plush toys has just been released with a QR code printed on their tummies, and are about to hit the market shelves in the hopes of attracting consumers with smartphones.

These stuffed animals are designed for both boys and girls and are meant for ages 5 and older.

They have been called “Scanimalz” and are created to combine three different things that children love, in order to attempt to provide the ideal toy. These three features are: snuggly toys, playing games on devices such as smartphones, and collecting. The manufacturers feel that this is a truly winning combination. It aligns with the current trends of bringing mobile devices and toys together, as is the case in the increasing number of augmented reality toy experiences.

Using the QR code toys is very easy through a free app that can be downloaded onto a mobile device.

The Scanimalz app can be downloaded into a smartphone or tablet, where an account can be created to register the toys. The QR code on the belly of each toy that has been collected can then be scanned to add to the digital collection and make it quick and easy to play games. There are a number of different games that can be played, to help to keep the experience new and interesting.

The games through the Scanimalz app allows the user to collect points as well as to win prizes. A player’s odds for winning increase with each additional animal QR code that is added to the collection. Parents should likely be cautioned that there are more than thirty different animal toys, so there may be some challenges ahead in terms of a child’s desire to continue collecting.

After the account has been created, it takes only a QR code scan in order to automatically launch the games. An added feature allows the user to post scores online and compete for top ranking with the points that have been collected. Animal options include pandas, dogs, pigs, bears, penguins and many others. The app is available for both iOS and Android devices.

QR codes boost the learning experience for school children

Educational QR Codes iPadThe Fort Thomas Elementary Schools are taking a high tech step to enhance education for their students.

Within the Fort Thomas Elementary Schools, students are learning through the use of mobile devices as they scan QR codes that have been put into place to build on the education experience.

The three schools are allowing their teachers and students to use iPads that can scan the barcodes.

Students and teachers alike are using QR codes to help to make learning more fun and interactive at the schools. There are several different techniques that are being used in order to get the most out of what the iPads have to offer. This helps students to pay attention and find their lessons more interesting and appealing.

The QR codes have been applied in a number of fun and creative ways to build on the lessons.

For instance, at one of the three schools, Moyer Elementary School, the students within the third grade used their iPads while they were attending the Kentucky Wax Museum displays as created by the students in the fourth grade. It featured a number of famous historical figures from the state.

Each of the stations featured QR codes that could be scanned by the third graders through the use of the iPad tablet. These scans redirected the students to a website which included paragraphs written by the fourth graders that provided additional information about the individual whose likeness was displayed at the station.

According to Cindy Graves, a fourth grade teacher at the school, “This is just one of the ways we’re using QR codes”. She added that “The students really love getting to use the iPads and scan the codes, it makes learning fun for them.”

Another one of the schools, Woodfill Elementary School, saw its first graders using QR codes in a number of different ways. A teacher for that grade, Shelby Jones, said that the kids love to scan the barcodes, including those that were created for their own websites and blogs, so that they can share their work with others. She explained that by introducing the tablets and barcodes, this year, it has given the ability to further learning considerably.