Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Today in Baltimore, where Barcoding, Inc.’s headquarters are located, it was a fateful day for teachers throughout the area—the start of the 2013-2014 school year. In honor of our local teachers’ big day, we’ve put together some ideas for using QR codes in the classroom.

Share Files
If you’re already using file-sharing services such as Google Drive or Dropbox, use QR codes on hand outs to ensure students are always able to reference their resources.

Enrich Worksheets
QR codes can be used on worksheets in order to share video or audio content. Students could even watch a short film and answer questions regarding it.

Create eBooks
Use QR codes to share eBooks you’ve created with the class.

Play a Game
QR codes in the classroom could be used to play educational games, such as a treasure hunt in and/or around the classroom.

Make it Personal
Since it’s the beginning of the year, why not create a QR code that links to a short video about yourself? Encourage students to do the same and hang everyone’s name and code up throughout the classroom to encourage getting to know each other.

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