QR codes are simply a barcode which you can scan to access information quickly. The QR stands for quick response.
QR codes look likes this and can be spotted all around the modern world- in restaurants, to get vouchers, supermarkets and on many of our common food and drink brands.
You can scan the code using a tablet or mobile device with a QR APP. It will then take you either to a website, give you more information, show you videos or specific documents.
The way QR Codes can be used in the classroom is only limited by our own imagination!
A couple of ways to use QR Codes include:
- Take students to websites without the need to type in an URL- we can print QR codes and put around the class room for websites we use often such as Mathletics.
- Provide information ‘hot spots’ throughout the classroom to access online videos, websites, text that is related to curriculum- allowing children to research independently and move their learning on.
- Adapt text/books by including QR Codes – providing additional information via text, video and audio
- Adapt text/books by including QR Codes – providing text or audio in an alternative language
- Attach QR Codes to the classroom calendar / timetable to point to information about upcoming class events, assessment reminders, etc.
- QR Code scavenger hunt eg http://ilearntechnology.com/?p=4211
Please follow this link to download a free QR reader from iTunes:
Please follow this link to download a QR reader for android: