With the surge of tablets and handheld devices in education, QR codes offer a myriad of ways for teachers to effectively infuse technology into their classroom and instructional practices. This post accompanies a presentation on the same subject, sharing some valuable resources and tools for educators.
View a TED Talk by Karen Mensing providing an overview of QR Codes and their use in the classroom:
A QR Code reader can be downloaded to any device through the device’s app store.
QR Code Creation:
- QR Code Generator – create simple QR codes for free to access a URL, text, or email. Other options available through signing up.
- Snipp QR – free tool to create QR codes, but also allows the incorporation of color, images and other customizable features
- QR Voice – type 100 characters or less to produce a QR code that speaks!
- Goo.gl – Google’s URL shortener that is able to produce QR codes. See the great poster below shared by Mark Page-Botelho @mpagebotelho
QR Code Ideas:
- Cybraryman QR Code Page – a plethora of resources and ideas related to the use of QR codes in the classroom
- Kathy Schrock’s Guide to QR Codes in the Classroom – great resource with tons of information on QR Codes and ideas for classroom use
- QR codes can provide easy ways to provide a link to video feedback. Download an easy How to Create a Webcast and How to Create a Screencast for instructions on how to make these videos fast and effectively. Using video for feedback can save time and increase quality – see an article on this subject.