Here’s what the online QR Voice tool does in a nutshell:
1) You type a 100-character-or-less message in one of about 40 languages.
2) The tool generates a QR code (a two-dimensional bar code that can be read by a QR scanner smartphone application).
3) Meanwhile, your text goes through a text-to-speech application to generate an audio clip.
4) When someone scans the QR code (you select the size and print it), their smartphone says the message that you had typed.
Using this tool and a smartphone or other device with a QR code scanner, you can put labels all over your classroom, put messages in cards and on homework assignments, or even send your students on a listening treasure hunt, where each QR code leads to another code in another location.
To test this application, your InterCom editor (who doesn’t have a smartphone) had to use an online QR code reader: once I generated the QR code, I saved the image to my computer and then uploaded it to this free application: http://www.onlinebarcodereader.com , which generated a link to the actual audio clip.
Here is the link to the QR Voice tool itself: http://qrvoice.net
Here is a review of this tool: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2012/01/create-mobile-language-lesson-with-qr.html