Bringing the Classroom Alive with Technology
What is a QR Code?
A QR (short for Quick Response) code is a type of barcode. They typically consist of black square dots arranged on a square grid. When scanned they direct the user to a website, text, video, picture, and more!
HOW CAN I USE THIS IN THE CLASSROOM?
Ideas for Using QR Codes in the classroom
- QR Stations for self-directed learning: “… have the students become self-directed learners by creating QR stations. The students scan the QR code to reveal the task and the students must work together to get the task complete. This builds on the 21st century skills of communication, collaboration and critical thinking.”
- Access Help: Add QR codes to homework sheets that link out to sources of help. “For example, if the student forgets how to solve a math problem or gets stuck, they can scan the QR code for help. The QR codes can be linked to a ‘how to video’ such as a Khan Academy video or a ShowMe video you created yourself. "