Saturday, June 29, 2013

The One With QR Codes Part One

I have been fascinated with QR Codes for the past several months.  They have been popping up on Pinterest occasionally and have peaked my interest.

I love bringing technology into the classroom.  Students really enjoy it.  I really enjoy it.

If you are like I was in the beginning, you may not be sure about QR codes.

What are they?

How can they be used in the classroom?

Those were the two questions I had.

I'm sure you have seen QR codes.  They seem to be everywhere these days.

Here is an example.

Have you seen these around?

The basic idea is that you scan this code with your phone and information that has been assigned to the code is revealed.

In order to scan it you will need a smart phone, ipad, or something with a camera.

There are several apps out there to read QR Codes.

This is the one I use.

Once that is downloaded, you can scan QR codes.  If you scan the one above, it will take you directly to my TPT store.  Go ahead.  Try it!

Now what about creating the QR code?  There are several websites you can use.  

The one I have been using is

It is super easy!  You can create QR Codes for websites, Plain Text, YouTube Videos, and so much more.

The options for using them in the classroom seems to be endless.  I will share some of the uses in Part Two.

1 comment:

  1. I did a QR Scavenger Hunt around our school on the last day for my fifth graders to take one last look around before leaving for middle school. They loved it. Sentimental but fun!
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