You Oughta Know About...QR Codes

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Hey guys! I'm linking up with Mrs. McClain to bring you a post that all 21st century teachers oughta know about...QR Codes!
QR(Quick Response) codes are those weird "tv went out" squares that are showing up all over the place. These codes can be linked to a variety of resources!
www.QRstuff.com
Task Cards: These can be put on task cards for students to check their answers. They could also be used to find the question on the card. It can make working on task cards even more fun. Students already love moving around, adding QR codes will bring technology into the mix! Another great thing about using QR codes with task cards is that you are able to type whatever you want when you use plain text. This gives you a chance to give a short explanation of how to do the problem, not just the answer.
E-Books: QR codes can be linked to YouTube videos, in a safe, ad free way, so students can watch the video and see the book. They will hear a fluent reader and be able to follow along. This is so simple to do too! Using www.QRstuff.com (a free site) and safeshare.tv, you are able to create the student safe YouTube links. 
Websites: Students sometimes have a hard time typing in long URLs, especially on an Ipad. This can give them a short cut to get to the webpage they are looking for. Using QR Stuff again, it is my go to QR maker, you can type in any website for your students to access. 

Groups: Students can find group directions in QR codes. You could even record your voice and put it in a QR code! Scavenger hunts would be a great deal of fun with QR codes too! I also use QR codes to make a Word Work Tic Tac Toe. Students have to write in what they scanned after they do it. This helps them keep track of what there is to do and what has already been done. 
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 QR Codes are easy to make, spice up the normal routine, and save time in an already jam packed school day. Students love using them. They start pointing out every QR Code they see, everywhere.

QR readers are usually free in the app store. There are several different ones to choose from. My advice here would be to read the reviews and do not pay for one. There are too many free ones to have to shell out some money for them!

Check out my past posts(click below) about QR Codes for more information!



12 comments:

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    1. YES! You sure can! If you add it to Google Drive and hit share. When you change the privacy settings, change it to anyone with the link can see. Then you can link it to the website. The only thing the students will see is the picture!

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  2. I was so excited to find your post for the You Oughta Know Blog Hop, I'm your newest follower. I've pinned you too!
    ~Fern
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    1. Oh yay!! Thanks Fern! I'm glad to have you along!
      Aimee

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing these ideas! I've been wanting to create more QR Resources as our school has 1:1 iPads for every student and these are great ideas!

    Mrs. Plemons' Kindergarten

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    1. Kids just love QR Codes! It will be a lot of fun when they all have iPads!

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  4. Great ideas, Aimee! I have just really gotten started with QR Codes in the last year. I really didn't "get it" at first, but now I AM ALL ABOUT THE QR CODES! I am constantly looking for new ways to use them. I love your tic-tac-toe idea!
    Best wishes!
    Jen :)
    TeacherKarma.com

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    1. Thanks! I keep trying to find new ways to use them. The kiddos just love using QR Codes!

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  5. QR codes completely revolutionized my teaching last year! I like to use them to make scavenger hunts.

    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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