7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education

qr codes in educationQR Codes Quick Response are so fun to integrate in classroom. Quick Response codes are bar codes with information. QR Codes can include contact information, websites, text, SMS, pictures and so much more. My students absolutely love using these in their activities.

Here are some ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Lessons

1. Worksheets ~ Create a 3 – In – A Row worksheets for students to play with another student.

2. Scavenger Hunts ~ Post codes around the school have student solve problems and find the correct answers.

3. Pass It ~ You can create several problems on one worksheet, cut them and play Pass It. Each student/group solves a problem and them pass it to the next student/group.

4. Contact Information for Parents and Students ~ Post in classroom for students and parents to obtain phone number, email address, class website, etc.

5. Notes ~ Such an easy way to post notes and great for students to always have access to them at all times.

6. Assignments ~ Post Homework assignments in codes for students to scan before leaving class.

7. Hints/Tutorials to assist on problems ~ Use when students are solving problems. They can scan the code when they are having trouble or need help.

Quick Response Codes are so easy to create. I have found that QR Stuff is the easiest site to use to create codes…3 steps and you are done. Download your code and insert it into any document or presentation. The best thing is that it is free to create. Students must have a smart phone, iPad, or iPod download a bar code scanner to access codes. There are free QR scanners and/or Bar Code scanners for them to download to their phones. In our class we use RedLaser.

Try it…your kids will love it!

2 Comments

  1. Jess

    January 5, 2013 at 4:56 am

    Great list! Another one is to let the students make short reviews of books they’ve read, make them into QR codes and then put the QR codes in the school library books.

  2. Jason

    January 13, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve been using QR all this last week in my 6th grade Science Class. It’s great to see the students engaged, collaborating, and self-learning. I’ve used them for team-building in the classroom, then completing the assignment. It works great for giving directions too. Students are more engaged about self-directing and learning, especially in Science. Using them for science reviews, tests, and assignments, they really work. I also have experimented with using them to record voice, but that’s another topic.