Episode 040: Using QR Codes to Engage Students (1)

Welcome to a new episode of Free Teacher PD:  Part 1 of Using QR Codes to Engage Students, with Carol Nelson.

Quick Response codes, or QR codes, have sometimes been referred to barcodes on steroids. These small digitized squares are used for storing encoded information into a small, two-dimensional space that can be read by Smartphones and other handheld devices, such as iPads, web cameras, or QR readers. Originally they were used in the automotive industry, but QR codes are not just for car parts anymore.

In this and the next podcast episode, you will discover how to create QR codes to use in your classroom.

Simple, free QR generators allow you to create codes that can link to YouTube, text, SMS, email, URLs, and more. Learn how this technology can be used to engage students in a variety of learning activities and resources, such as scavenger hunts, checking answers, providing supplemental materials or tutorials, promoting school or class events, and a host of other applications.

QR codes are a great way to integrate technology with a real-world application.


Let’s get learning!




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