According to Wikipedia, a QR Code is defined as

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response code) is a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be made up of any kind of data (e.g., binary, alphanumeric, or Kanji symbols).[1]

Huh?  What does that even mean?  Well, basically it is the same kind of thing as a UPC symbol.  The great thing is that we can make them ourselves and it doesn’t cost anything.

Here is our latest example for our school district:

You can use an app like Optiscan to easily scan the following image to get you to http://www.dg58.org.  Here are some great tools to use and create QR Codes for your classroom now.

http://www.qrstuff.com and http://www.classtools.net/QR/

Here are some links to using QR codes in the classroom as well!

50 Great QR Code Uses in Classroom / QR Codes in the Classroom

 

 

One Response to QR Codes – Engaging and Unique

  1. [...] – although the possibilities are endless with this technology integration. Also, check out the blog post that was up earlier this school year about QR [...]

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