Saturday, February 6, 2016

QR Codes in the Classroom

QR (Quick Reader) Codes are like bar codes to quickly connect you to text, websites, audio clips, videos, etc.

QR Code Reader

The device will need a QR Code Reader. My current favorite is still i-Nigma because I've found that audiences typically do not need to leave their seats to scan the QR Code from the screen I'm presenting from, while other readers have not been as reliable.
i-Nigma
There are also QR Code Readers for Chromebooks and other devices that have cameras.

QR Code Generator

There are several ways to create QR Codes, however my current favorite is GOQR.me. Below are the instructions for two different ways to use it:


Using QR Codes in the Classroom

There are many ways QR Codes can be used in the classroom beyond quickly viewing a website. Some ideas and more resouces are listed below:
Final Thoughts
  • How might you use QR Codes in the classroom?
  • What questions do you still have?

This information was previously referenced in my 2012 post at blogs.goaj.org, and has since been updated.

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