Teacher Tip #4-Making and Using a QR Code

I’m always trying to find new ways to save myself time, save myself money, and engage my students better.  This little code does all three!

QR codes

What is a QR code?

A QR code is actually the abbreviation for a quick response code.  It’s similar to a bar code but it packs a much bigger punch.  Instead of just linking to a price or name, a QR code has a ton of data embedded in it.

How can you make one?

These are extremely easy to make.  Watch this quick video tutorial that will walk you through creating one.  All you need to get started is your computer and a printer.

How can you read one?

  1.  Start with one of these devices: a smart phone, ipod touch, ipad, kindle fire, Nook, or even a desktop/laptop with a webcam.
  2. Download a QR reader app…some popular ones include Scan, QR Droid, and QReader.
  3. After your device is on and loaded, just point and shoot!  It’s just like taking a picture!

Now comes the fun part…how can I use them in the classroom?

How are you going to use these in your home or classroom?

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