What is a QR Code?
QR is short for quick response. Most are black and white and look like square bar codes. Scanning a QR code links you directly to a website. Anyone can generate a QR code.
Why should I use QR Codes in my classroom?
Teachers have found a variety of ways that QR codes can be useful in the classroom.
|They support instruction and differentiation:|
|1. Create QR codes that link to text of different levels or math practice websites. Assign readers to the appropriate codes.|
|2. Use QR codes to make anchor charts more dynamic. Use a code to link to a useful video or online song that may help students remember and retain information.|
|They support communication:|
|1. Have your students teach their parents about QR codes so they know what to do when they see one on homework, newsletters, or in your school.|
|2. Add a QR code to your newsletter. Link it to a website that you want kids to use at home or your own school or teacher website.|
|3. Post QR codes next to student work in the hallway. The QR codes should link back to student websites where an “All About Me” piece of writing is posted.|
|4. Post a QR Code next to your classroom that links to a video introducing you as the teacher.|
|Students can take ownership of their learning|
|1. Have students embed QR codes in projects or presentations to engage their audience.|
|2. Have students create and take home a QR code that links parents to their student’s website.|
|1. Add QR codes to book baskets in your classroom library. Link the codes to author websites or webpages that support the topic or theme.|
|2. Have students do video book reviews. Post them to your webpage. Create a QR code and put it inside the cover of the book for other students to scan.|
|3. Post QR codes around your school building that tell more of your story.|
|4. Use a QR code to gather information by linking to a form that you have created on your webpage.|
QR Code Generator Sites
|QR Code Generator||Description||Website|
|Kaywa||Create basic black and white QR codes on this site. This is a good place to start if you are new to QR codes.|
|QR stuff||Create color coded QR codes on this site.|
|Using QR Codes in Grade One||http://learningandsharingwithmsl.blogspot.com/2013/10/using-qr-codes-in-grade-one.html|
|QR Codes for Author Websites||https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0BznMqXpgFFnsVGtpWGFJT3QzWFk|