QR Codes - Quick Response Codes

In a nutshell, QR codes link digital content with an image that is scannable with software on smartphones or in some cases even with a camera.

As always, CommonCraft explains it really well! QR Codes

How might we use them in the classroom?
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  • place-based tours around the school or community linked to student research
  • scavenger hunts for new students
  • augmenting community and school surrounding using QR - for instance showing how the flowers were seeded next to a fully grown flower
  • book reviews/talks that could be attached at the back of books
  • links to student-created video, podcasts, PSAs, newsletter,
  • links to websites
  • links to tutorials or screencasts that explain instructions
  • show exemplars
  • link to websites on a research wall
  • differentiate strategies for students
  • letting students share their own created content using QR

Background Reading:

QR Codes in the Classroom by Bridget McCrea
Classroom Implementation Guide by Cool Cat Teacher
Using QR Codes in the Classroom by Mr. Lister
How to Set up a QR Treasure Hunt by activehistory.co.uk
QR It's Code for Engaging Students by Learning & Leading
Interactive Stories and Writing by Doug Peterson
QR Work Without Smartphones by Doug Peterson
Using QR Codes in the Classroom by Mary Beth Hertz
Trendspotting at ISTE11 by Suzie Boss
QR codes in the media center! Edutopia Group Discussion
Teaching and Learning: Using iPads in the Classroom by Ben Johnson
Your Classroom Is Not an Airplane! by Nicholas Provenzano
Interactive Bulletin Boards from Free Tech 4 Teachers

QR Code Generators:


QR Code Readers:

Red Laser
Barcode Scanner for iphone
QR Reader for iphone
Mobile Tag