Have you ever wondered, “What more can I do with QR codes in the classroom?” We're here to answer that question for you.
Quick Response codes, or QR codes, have sometimes been referred to as barcodes on steroids. These small digitized squares are used for storing encoded information into a small, two-dimensional space that can be read by smartphones and other handheld devices, such as iPads, web cameras, or QR readers. Originally they were used in the automotive industry, but QR codes are not just for car parts anymore!
In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, Kim Munoz shows how you can use QR Stuff to create and manage all your QR code needs.
Watch the above video and watch Kim explain how to:
- turn text or URLs into QR codes.
- change the color of your QR codes.
- download QR codes.
- print QR codes.
- and much more!
If you're interested in more in-depth training on QR Codes, I recommend the following training videos:
Using QR Codes to Engage Students — In this session, discover how to create QR codes to use in your classroom. Simple, free QR generators allow you to create codes that can link to YouTube, text, SMS, email, URLs, and more. Learn how this technology can be used to engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources, such as scavenger hunts, checking answers, providing supplemental materials or tutorials, promoting school or class events, and more.
Easy QR Code Projects to Differentiate and Energize Learning — QR code projects are a great way to modify and energize existing lessons so that you can differentiate the learning for each student. In this session, join educational technology trainer Monica Burns as she introduces you to QR codes and discusses how to create QR codes, how to access them using mobile devices, and how to manage a classroom of enthusiastic students engaged in active learning and projects with QR codes.
Transform Student Projects with Innovative Mobile Learning Activities — Join technology trainer Jenna Linskens as she shares a variety of mobile learning activities that allow students to work in cooperative groups or that encourage students to take the lead and model their peer coaching skills in a mobile learning center in your classroom. Jenna will explore activities such as building an App Learning Library, designing self-directed QR code activities, creating interactive eBooks, and more.
How do you use QR codes in your classroom? Tell us your favorite ideas in a comment on this article.
About Our “More Ideas for Using QR Codes in the Classroom” Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Kim.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.