July 3, 2016
With the advance of mobile technologies, QR Code technologies open up a vast terrain for educational uses. There are several ways teachers can leverage the educational potential of QR Codes in their instruction. The visual below sums up 10 interesting examples of how you can use QR Codes with your students. We have also included some interesting resources and video tutorials to help better understand the whole concept of QR Codes in education. Check them out and share with your colleagues. Enjoy
1- Create interactive and engaging content
You can enrich the content you teach in class by adding QR Codes that link to further readings and resources around related topics. For instance, you can link to a PDF, a document, a video tutorial, a website, an audio file..etc
2- Share resources
Students can use QR Codes to share educational resources with each other (e.g class notes, web content, how-to videos etc)
3- Help with homework
Teachers can provide detailed instructions and how-to tips in the form of a QR Code which students can scan at home and use to solve the homework
4- Use in classroom activities
Instead of handing out dozens of handouts with instructions on how to work on a certain activity, you can generate QR Codes with all the required information and pin them up round the classroom.
5- Communicate with parents
Share with parents QR Codes with information about class/school events and activities, students learning...etc.
6- Scavenger Hunts
Add some interactivity to Scavenger Hunts you use in class. It will enhance students motor activity and get them engaged.
7- Use with books and reading materials
You can integrate QR Codes in textbooks and books you have in your class library. Upon scanning these codes students will be able to access more information and resources on the related book.
8- Provide easy access to online content
Sharing long URLs with students is not always the best option and most often some students will miscopy the website address and end up with a broken URL. Create QR Code with URLs you want students to check out and share it with them
9- Gather students feedback
You can create polls, surveys and forms using tools like Google Forms and share them with students as Q R Codes that students can easily scan and access
10- Research project
Get students to create QR Codes linking to the resources and web content they drew on in their research.