Sunday, October 27, 2013

Getting Into QR Codes

I have been incredibly curious about QR codes lately.  They're novel and appeal to students.  They make boring activities more interesting.  They make activities self-checking.  What's not to love?

I'm still working on learning how to make my own.  I'll post more about it when I figure feel comfortable with it.  In the meantime, here a post that really helped me by Kate Peila. 


Click here to read the full post.

Here is an excellent video with ideas from Tabitha Carro (AKA: Flapjack Educational Resources).  The title is "How to Scan QR Codes", but there's a wealth of ideas of how to use them. 



So here are some other great Pinterest-inspired ideas.

Alice Keeler gives ideas on using QR codes to create educational posters and time lines. 





Click here to see her full post.

Don't have room to post things all over the hallways or classroom walls?  Why not post index cards with students' names on them and a QR code that will take the viewer to their creation when scanned?



How about you?  Any great tips or resources for QR codes?  I'd love to hear them!

4 comments:

Bethany Hunter said...

I love using QR codes to create "self-checking" centers. They give my kids immediate feedback (when I'm working with a different group of kids) and saves me a lot of grading time.

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Heather said...

We now have a "bring your own device" policy in our school system, so I'm trying to take full advantage of it!

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Think it's a great idea to use QR codes for learning. It's simple, fun and can be used in so many different ways. I use QR code system http://www.zumoqr.com/ and are really pleased with all the features it has.

Kirk Hinton said...

A good Chrome-based QR generator for URLs is built into the goo.gl URL Shortener extension. Only does URLs, but super easy!