- What is it
- How do I use it?
- How could I use it?
Download a QR Code Reader App to your phone (they are free) such as:
Anyone can create a QR code for free by going to a QR generator such as:
- bit.ly (URL shortener that now automatically creates QR codes for your shortened URLs).
Possible Uses in Education
Link to additional resources for class materials
- Put QR codes on all of the elements on your periodic table poster, link them to a wiki page or better yet, a fun video showcasing that element. Challenge your students to come up with a better idea, and have them bring in their own QR code.
- Inspirational quote up in your classroom? Include a code that brings up a photograph of the author.
- Have a classical poem up instead of a quote? Use a code that takes you to a podcast of the poem.
- Music teachers can create codes that link to podcasts of classical music. When you're playing a particular piece in class, attach the related code on the music itself, so students can listen to the recording at home.
- Link to a Google map to provide directions to your school or fieldtrip event.
- With any assigned book or reading, include QR codes linking to book reviews. Include codes to the online versions of your assignments, your classroom's calendar of events with upcoming due dates, or related videos, articles, etc.
- Bibliography of student work. Create a page on your wiki or blog, or craft an email or a handout to give to parents that includes links to student work. Along with the links, put a QR code for each of the virtual projects. This way, viewers have the option to view immediately via their smartphone, and if they are viewing a print version, they don't have to enter the URL into a computer.