QR Codes

I’m always on the look out for interesting new ways to incorporate ICTs into the classroom, so I was very excited to learn of this one. Introducing the Quick Response or QR code – you might have seen them on books or other products before. They look something like the above image.

Basically, they can be scanned through an app on an iPad or similar device, and automatically open a link specific to that QR code. A more in-depth explanation can be found here.

Their educational uses are limitless. Teachers can create an information treasure hunts with each QR code giving a clue to finding the next one and information about the topic,or add a way to find out more information about a given topic quickly. In fact, this website has a list of 40 ways to use QR codes in the classroom.
I’m very excited to try using these codes on my next prac!