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Web 2.0 - QR Codes

QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide

Licensed for use from iStockPhoto QR Codes (Quick Response Codes) are just barcodes. There is nothing fancy about them. Just like the grocery store clerk uses barcodes to look up the product and scan the price into the computer, your mobile device or computer can look up QR codes to: take you to a website, [...]

Free Technology for Teachers: Tag My Doc - Adds Dropbox and Box Integration

Tag My Doc is a neat service that allows you to put QR codes on any of your documents. I initially tried it out and reviewed it here last fall. Today, the Tag My Doc team sent me an email announcing some new features which include integration with the cloud storage services Dropbox and Box.


Get Started Download TagMyDoc for Office From a viewer's perspective, no app is required to validate your documents or access the most up to date versions. TagMyDoc relieves you from the stress of dealing with multiple versions of documents you've previously shared with your viewers, all the while saving you time and money.

- From the Principal's Office: QR Codes in the Math Classroom

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create a Mobile Language Lesson With QR Voice

I've seen QR Voice mentioned by a few other bloggers recently so I had to check it out for myself. QR Voice is a free tool that allows you to create QR codes that when scanned will play a short audio message.

Free Technology for Teachers: Thinking About QR Codes and How to Make Them

Today while I was driving from my old house to my new house (something I've done at least ten times this week in an attempt to get myself settled before school starts tomorrow) I got to thinking about QR codes. I wrote about QR codes last month when I shared Russel Tarr's QR Treasure Hunt Generator.

Free Technology for Teachers: QR Codes Explained and Ideas for Classroom Use

When I lead workshops or give presentations I typically don't distribute handouts in paper form. Instead I just give the link to my digital resources for that day's presentation or workshop. Recently, I have started to deviate from that policy just a little bit.

Free Technology for Teachers: Decode QR Codes Without a Camera

I've written about QR codes a bunch of times in the past, most recently in this post. The problem with all of those posts is that they rely on the use of some type of phone camera or webcam. Thanks to a Tweet by Doug Peterson this morning I discovered a solution to that problem.

Free Technology for Teachers: Tag My Doc - Assign QR Codes to Your Documents

One of the things that I really like about QR codes is that they make it very easy to put useful information on your phone or tablet. Rather than trying to type a long address into your mobile browser's url bar (which can take me forever on a virtual keyboard) you can simply scan a code and open a website or file.

Should you use a QR code? Please consult this flowchart first. - Daily Genius

This one doesn't need much explanation, but here it is anyway: Oh wait, the photo is pretty self explanatory.

Accessing Multimedia Using QR Codes

Students of all ages are required to read text for a variety of purposes. With a large emphasis placed on teaching skills that help children tackle nonfiction, it's important to think about the different ways that students are gathering facts and details as they take in information.

How QR codes can offer students instant access to multimedia

QR codes can quickly and easily connect students to high-quality multimedia, such as video, audio or text, educator and consultant Monica Burns writes in this blog post. Burns explains how students can use devices equipped with QR code-reader applications to scan teacher-created codes that instantly link students to a specific image or resource.

QR Codes in the 21st Century Classroom

Introduction to using QR Codes in the 21st Century Classroom, a guide for Teachers and Educators, including ideas, suggestions, tips, app links and more.

QR Codes in the 21st Century Classroom

Introduction to using QR Codes in the 21st Century Classroom, a guide for Teachers and Educators, including ideas, suggestions, tips, app links and more.

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Tools for Creating Mobile Language Lessons With QR Codes

QR codes and smartphones have made it easier than ever for students to quickly access all kinds of written, video, and audio information. A quick scan of a QR code (I like to use the Google Goggles app for that) can give students instant access to all kinds of information.

Clone Yourself with QR Codes

As a teacher wouldn’t it be handy to be in more than one place at a time?
I’d like to give you some ways of recording yourself and getting that audio
or video online. Once online, it’s a matter of copying and pasting to
generate a QR code. A QR code is a quick way to get students to online
content. Easily providing recordings to your students means you can reteach
concepts, differentiate instruction, give directions at centers,
communicate with parents, and be heard and/or seen anytime and any place. 

Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

By making lengthy links more shareable, QR codes help teachers distribute educational resources, student work and parent surveys.