QR Codes are digitized images that can redirect a device to a website or other spot on the internet.
- How can I create one? You can create one with an online generator or a QR Code creating app.
- How do I share a QR Code? You could email it, post it on your website or print it and hand it out.
- Who would use a QR code? Anyone who wants quick access to a website without typing in a URL.
- What age students would use QR Codes? QR codes make sense in differing ways for people from 4-104!
- Why would I use a QR Code in a school environment? QR Codes can be used by pre-readers to access video directions (think math centers); They can be posted around the room to provide background information about classroom resources (think ELL); They can be posted around the room to provide word bank information to support any classroom centers, materials, etc. (think all language learners); They can be used anywhere you want to provide a depth of information beyond a 2D surface; They can be used inside and outside to provide resources to people with mobile devices (think LEED information); they can be used to provide a link to your classroom website (think QR code in your newsletter); They can be used to create a scavenger hunt (Mrs. Burk has some cool math ones!) ... I could go on and on - the sky's the limit!
- Drawbacks about QR Codes: You will need to have a QR Code Reader to access the web-resource embedded in the code.
- Benefits of QR Codes: You can maintain a static QR Code (printed, etc.) and change the content on the internet-end (your classroom website, etc.). Some codes even let you change the associated web address if you like (Dynamic QR Codes).
Students Use QR Codes to publish Book Reflections right on the books! (video below)If you have trouble viewing this video, watch it here instead.