QR (quick response) codes are great, interactive tools that you can incorporate into your classroom in many ways.
Before I get into how you can use them, I want to answer questions regarding how to create them. It’s easy- seriously.
QR codes can link back to a website, an email message, a You Tube video, audio, plain text and more. There are LOTS of websites available to help you create your own QR codes. Simply Google “QR Code Generator” or click here to see our running list of available QR Code Generators.
Check out the video below on how to create and print a QR Code:
Most QR Codes are static, this means that you cannot change what they link to once they have been created.
With a Dynamic QR Code, you can change where it links to without having to reprint the QR code. There are quite a few QR Code generator sites that allow you to do this. In your account (on the QR Code generator website) you can usually change the content that the QR code is linked to. Many sites even give you stats for the QR code such as: how many people have scanned it & viewed your content.
Here’s a long and fancy write-up on the difference between QR Codes & Static Codes.
** Disclosure: This post originally appeared on KCS Tech Coach, a blog written by Dawana for Kettering City School District.**