Thursday, August 18, 2011

QR Codes are COOL!

Pin It For this year's open house, we put signs up at each classroom with QR codes for parents to scan to immediately save the teacher's contact info.  Now, you may be asking yourself, "What on earth is a QR code?!"  A QR code, or quick response code, is a little barcode that is designed to be read by smartphones.  For example, you download a QR reader app onto your iPhone and you can scan this little 2-dimensional code to save text info, a website, a phone number, etc.  To create a code, try http://qrcode.kaywa.com/.  Here's one that I made with my contact info...


There are many ways you can use this technology in your classroom!  Embed the answers to a homework assignment into QR code and make kids scan to check their work.  (You can also get a desktop app for your computer and use a document camera as a scanner!)  Put book reviews into a QR code and put them inside the cover of your library books. 


What are YOUR ideas of how to use QR codes in the classroom?!




1 comment:

  1. These are sooo cool! Can't wait to get my iPads so students can start scanning codes! Great idea of posting QR codes with teacher info.

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