Summary: How can QR codes be used effectively in class?
As mobile learning and technology is more readily integrated within classroom settings, QR codes can be used as an interesting method to capture a student’s attention and make lesson material more interactive.
Quick response codes, also known as ‘QR’ codes, are simple, scannable images that are a form of barcode. By scanning a QR code image through a mobile device, information can be accessed including text, links, bookmarks and email addresses.
In the classroom, QR codes can be used in a variety of ways — from conducting treasure hunts to creating modern CVs. Below is a number of articles, tutorials and lesson plans designed to help educators.
7.) 46 interesting ways to use QR Codes in the classroom. (Google Doc)
9.) Desktop QR code tutorial. (YouTube)
10.) How i use QR codes in the classroom - A teacher’s experience.
12.) QR Codes in Education LiveBinder - by Steven W. Anderson.
13.) Qurify - a QR code generator to create messages for students.
14.) QR Code Easter Egg Hunt.
15.) QR Codes Pinterest board.
16.) QRpedia.org – using QR codes to deliver Wikipedia articles to users.
18.) QR Codes - Lesson and resources.
21.) Tag My Doc - Assign QR codes to your documents.
22.) Ways to use QR Codes in the elementary classroom and using Google Docs to create them.
23.) “Resources that I’ve found for creating / using QR-Codes in Education“, Doug Peterson.
24.) How-To-Guide: Recording audio files and generating QR codes.
25.) Stimulating oral storytelling using QR codes. (YouTube)
27.) QR codes in the classroom, Daring Library.
30.) ZXing Project QR code generator. (Calendars, email, events, URLs)
31.) QR stuff, resources.
33.) Scrapbooking Resources - Stickers, stamps, quotes & more.
34.) Quick Response (QR) codes: Examples of use in education.
38.) Lesson plan: Flip Cameras and QR codes.
39.) Lesson plan: QR Codes and the National Grid.
41.) Stickybits: Scan your mobile world for social learning.
43.) Resource Roundup: 20 creative shortcodes to use in your projects.
46.) QR Codes: A beginner’s guide.
50.) QR Codes in education: Making print interactive.
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