QR codes are something I learned how to use very recently from my lovely friend Katie, over at Queen of the First Grade Jungle. Katie has a 1:1 iPad class and she has shared so much about various apps…it really is incredible to see them in action and learn from her!
As for QR codes, I knew a teeny bit about them before, but never realized how easy they were to use.
And just how much my 5th graders would love them!
I think I’ve mentioned before how our school recently initiated Bring Your Own Device and it really has created so many amazing learning opportunities in the short time since it has started. Several of my students are able to bring their iPads and iPods and take advantage of all the cool little apps out there.
With the QR codes, we have really been able to try some new things and make our techy lives easier!
And that’s where this little poster comes into play.
Here’s how it works…
1. Click on the poster below to download it here…
Print the poster (cardstock works best for this) and laminate.
You can also jump over to this site from the poster itself! Just scan the purple QR code on the poster…
3. Use the menu to choose the data type and generate the code you will need.
There are tons of possibilities here! For now, my class has been using it to scan URLs to save time in finding websites…
4. Download the QR code.
Once downloaded, the code can be placed in a worksheet or printed out.
5. Tape the code onto the laminated poster…
Now my students can just head over to the poster, scan the code, and get right to the website they need! I will be able to save paper and avoid running unnecessary copies of the QR code. 🙂
I hope the poster may be of use to some of you!
Note: To be able to scan the code, the students will need to download the free app Inigma. I sent a note home to my parents to check if this would be ok first and then we were all set!
Other note! It was Katie who first shared the QR website and app!! I asked if she would mind if I shared the info along with my readers (as you probably know, she is one of the sweetest bloggers out there!). Please see her post here to read all about how she uses these resources in her class: Queen of the First Grade Jungle
Have you used QR codes with your class? I’d love to hear how you’ve used them!