Thursday, September 15, 2011

How to use QR Codes in the classroom

How to use QR Codes in the Classroom 

     QR or Quick response codes are all around us and I only recently began thinking about their potential in education. In fact, my first experience with using them is when my boarding pass was created as a QR code and I had to scan my iPad into the machine at the airport. 

     Using a free scanning app on your mobile device, you can quickly scan a QR code to get information such as as a web address, telephone number, map, and much more. The ability to include such information in an image which can be scanned makes it easy to share various kinds of information with parents and students. I downloaded Scan by QR Code City which is a free app that works very well. Using, I was able to quickly create the QR code above. also has a great QR code  generator and a more complete list can be found at the 2d Code website. 

    This presentation contains great idea on how to use QR codes in the classroom: 

Here are some other great resources to help get you started with thinking about how you can use QR Codes in education: 

10 Ways to use QR Codes in your classroom: 

QR Codes: In the Classroom 

10 Ways to use QR Codes in a History Classroom 

Using QR Codes in the Classroom