Found on soft drinks, books, and ads at bus stations, QR codes are almost everywhere you look. But how does this technology translate into the classroom?
QR stands for Quick Response Code and these collections of little black squares are exactly that. Students, parents or other classroom visitors scan your QR codes and see content that you have linked.
There are 2 main types of QR codes that we use in our classrooms:
- QR to Text
Students scan these QR codes to view plain text. These could be instructions to a task or clues to a scavenger hunt.
QR to Link
Gone are the days when you would write a long URL on the board for students to copy onto their device ensuring they know the difference between the forward and backward slash! With the quick ease of a QR code students scan and are immediately taken to a defined website, linked to an image or other web 2.0 tools such as Thinglink or Tellagami videos.
Outside our classrooms students display their meTV folders with a QR link to their individual Dropbox folders
These Google Slides below will tell you all you need to know about scanning and creating QR codes. And, like always, a snapshot of how we use this timesaver in our classrooms.
Stay tuned for next week, when we go into a little more detail on how our students use their meTV folders!