QR Codes

Education's New Best Friend

What is a QR Code?

QR is short for Quick Response. They are used to take a piece of information from a transitory media and put it in to your cell phone. You may soon see QR Codes in a magazine advert, on a billboard, a web page or even on someone’s t-shirt. Once it is in your cell phone, it may give you details about that business. The reason why they are more useful than a standard barcode is that they can store much more data, including url links, geo coordinates, and text. The other key feature of QR Codes is that instead of requiring a chunky hand-held scanner to scan them, many modern cell phones can scan them.

How Do You Generate a Code?

You can easily generate a QR code using a site like QRvoice.net or you can use the Open Source code to generate codes for you if you have a smart developer on hand.

How Does This Benefit Education?

QR codes help open numerous new doors to the education world. Different types of lessons can be taught that will keep students engaged for longer periods of time. This will ultimately help the students understnad and enjoy class more without even realizing it.