Follow Friday – QR Style


Happy Follow Friday…I’d like to acknowledge the Active Ontario Educators with a little promotion to the great content that you’re providing other educators.  I’m going to use the link in your Twitter profile below and will create a QR code that will take folks to your blog/website/whatever.

I’m still wrestling with the place for QR Codes.  Surely, they are a quick and easy way to distribute information to those with portable devices, cameras, and appropriate software.  But, what about those who are just plain surfing their way to your website using a browser and traditional computer?  In its simplest form, it seems to me that a QR Code is relatively limited in scope.  But, if you think about the maturity that’s come to webpages, it does offer a solution.

Suggestions for making a website accessible can be read at this W3C resource.  Excellent tips like the appropriate use of the ALT tag make sites appropriate for screen readers.  Why couldn’t this also be applied to a code that’s inserted.  And, for those visiting your resource via traditional browser, make the QR Code itself a button that, when clicked, takes you to the same resource that is included in the information embedded?  I’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

In the meantime, enjoy the #FollowFriday folks below.  They’re active and appear in my list of Ontario Educators.

If you’re an Ontario educator and would like to be added to the list, I’ve created a quick form here.  It’s already got 174 followers.  Scan or click the code below to access.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dEhBLW0zXzc3YUNvSHFia0hmQ0pMTlE6MQ

@aforgrave http://edvisioned.ca/The continual emergence of new technologies offer exciting opportunities for changing the nature of education. Driven by new models of work, and an increasingly interconnected and globally-linked world, continual learning is taking on a new importance for schoolchildren and adults alike.
@alanacallan http://alanacallan.tumblr.com/Alana learns about Educational Technology
@AnitaBK http://library.wrdsb.ca/Library Learning Commons
@benhazzard http://benhazzard.com/learning, together
@brendasherry http://bsherry.wordpress.com/mindfully thinking about learning
@colinjagoe I’m an educator in Ontario with an interest in education involving science, technology, environmental issues, constructivism, experiential education, project based learning, open inquiry, … you get the point.I’m an educator in Ontario with an interest in education involving science, technology, environmental issues, constructivism, experiential education, project based learning, open inquiry, … you get the point.
@cowpernicus http://cowpernicus.wordpress.com/Musings of a Technologically Enthusiastic Learning Leader
@danikabarker http://www.danikabarker.ca/Ms.Barker/Home.htmlThis site will help keep students and parents informed about what we are working on in all of Ms. Barker’s classes. Please use the navigation bar at the top of the page to find information for each class.
@ddoc https://gettingteachersconnected.pbworks.com/Find and share lesson plans, Internet tools and curriculum related website resources with other educators.  Look for examples of various Web 2.0 tools used throughout the wiki.
@grade1 http://avivadunsiger.wikispaces.com/Grades 1 And 2 At Ancaster Meadow School
@jaccalder Teaching CalderTeaching Calder
@JoanVinallCox http://joanvinallcox.ca/learner, web wanderer, teacher, teacher, speaker
@kellypower This is our sharing space. As I share my thoughts, I invite you to share yours...This is our sharing space. As I share my thoughts, I invite you to share yours…
@kentmanning http://www.kentmanning.com/Site/Kent_Manning.htmlI travel to and work in 46 elementary schools during the 194 days of the school year. I took these photos in and around the area on my way to and from schools.
@marklipton http://www.mediaeducationproject.ca/Digital Learning Commons
@marclijour http://www.lijour.net/xwiki/bin/view/Blog/My 2 cents – knowledge 2b free
@mrisaacmoore http://mrmoore.typepad.com/South Huron DHS Music Online
@msjweir http://msjweir.wordpress.com/The thoughts and experiences of a teacher using Web 2.0 and Smart Board technologies.
@pbeens http://www2.beens.org/Beens.org (Google Sites)
@peterskillen http://theconstructionzone.wordpress.com/Occasional thoughts about education and ‘who is in charge of the learning’
@pmcash http://dcvi.typepad.com/mcashWelcome to the blog for me, Mr. McAsh.  In the posts to this blog you will read my thoughts on a variety of educational related issues.  Your feedback is always welcome.
@rdelorenzo http://themobilelearner.wordpress.com/Teaching and Learning with Handheld Devices
@sadone http://sadwiki.wetpaint.com/This site is supported by Doug Sadler and is designed help teachers network and introducing cool software, the latest web 2.0 goodies, and video tutorials.
@siriusnerd http://www.siriusmicro.com/Sirius microSystems was founded in 1996 by two teachers for the purpose of commercializing a comprehensive PICmicro training and development package.
@tgianno http://tgianno22.wikispaces.com/MME T. GIANNOPOULOS | LINKS AND RESOURCES
@thecleversheep http://www.thecleversheep.com/As a teacher who has used media and other communications technologies to connect with learners for more than 20 years, I’m looking for opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations with teachers who see themselves as learners.
@timisusually http://www.commun-it.org/community/timhFounding Member of commun-IT.org
@windsordi http://learning-commons.blogspot.com/LIKE A FINE SINGLE MALT OR A ROBUST CUPPA JOE, MEANDERING THOUGHTS ABOUT THE “IT” WORLD NEED TO CAREFULLY PERCOLATE AND MELLOW BEFORE REACHING THE “ACT ON IT” STAGE. IF THOUGHTFUL EDUCATION & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT IS WHERE YOU ALSO EXPLORE AND DREAM OF POSSIBILITIES, THEN READ ON..
@zbpipe http://pipedreams-education.ca/As an educator, I have found my element – of providing a differentiated learning environment to meet a wide variety of learners, of understanding who my students are and what they need, and of being flexible and patient. This blog is a reflection of my journey of teaching and learning with children and adults to help them find, create, and mold their own passion.

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