QR Codes

So, what is a QR code?


“A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones…scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone’s browser.” – Wikipedia

How do I make a QR code?

There are lots of different websites that will allow you to make QR codes. One way to create them is from Kaywa. Simply drop in the website (or other information like general text, phone number, or SMS message) to be directed to click generate and there you have a QR Code you can embed or print anywhere.

QR Codes Video


Ideas For Education:

Interesting Ways To Use QR Codes In The Classroom-This presentation Tom Barrett, has over 28 ways to use QR Codes in the classroom. Best thing here? If you come up with a different way in the presentation, you can add your idea.

Using QR Codes To Tell A Story– This post has several ideas on how students can create and use QR Codes to tell stories. Lots of lesson ideas and more QR Code resources here.

Using QR Codes In Student Projects– Simple K12 recently wrote about post about using QR Codes in the classroom and gave some examples.


3 thoughts on “QR Codes

  1. It seems like you can find QR codes everywhere! I have never even thought about using them in education. I especially like the QR codes in the library books, so that students can listen to podcast reviews from their peers. This is really taking advantage of innovative technology and teach students ways to use it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. That’s really interesting, I’d never thought of using QR codes in the classroom before. Have you actually used them before? This brings up the debate about whether or not cell phones should be used in school. Clearly here, there is a definite educational use and shows that a zero tolerance banning is not necessarily a good idea. With budget cuts and schools being unable to afford mobile devices on a large scale, use of student provided cell phones could help fill that gap. This is students saying they want access to more information and taking the initiative to get it. Grumman (2009) said, “Students on campus want access to the same rich content that online students have so they can view lectures and listen to Podcasts to reinforce their learning, not just for convenience. Listening and viewing lectures increases success in coursework”. My principal, at the beginning of the year, brought up the idea of allowing students to use cell phones in for projects and was looking for input. Is this the next new trend in education? I wonder how schools like the ones in the videos deal with the issue of students who are unable to afford a smart phone?

    Grummon, Phyllis T.H. “Trends in Higher Education.” Planning for Higher Education 37, no. 4 (2009): 48+. Database on-line. Available from Questia, http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5042265809. Internet. Accessed 21 September 2011.

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