Crazy for QR Codes
You've surely seen those black and white squares in advertisements, on buildings, and stuck to bananas. They are QR codes, and they are being put to great use in classrooms. See exactly how QR codes can save time and help make classrooms a little more interactive. Tony Vincent will share some of his favorite free online tools for creating codes and some very creative ways they are used for teaching and learning.
Tony Vincent's QR code podcast and transcript with links.
Scan QR Codes with the i-nigma app for iOS and Android.
Scan QR codes on Mac or Windows using miniQR.com/reader.
Make your own QR codes at qrcode.kaywa.com. Or, do a Google search for qr code generator to find one you like.
Brother QL-570 label printer is great for making QR code stickers.
Upload a document and get a QR code for it at tagmydoc.com.
Install Dropbox on your Mac or PC. Right-click any file you place in your Dropbox folder to copy the public link. Paste that into a QR code generator to make a code to the file! Works with Word, PDF, JPG, audio, and video!
QR code enabled worksheets from Do Try This at Home
Use pen.io to create instant webpages with no login required. Copy the URL and paste into a QR code generator.
Record audio and copy the link at RecordMP3.org.
YouTube an Vimeo blocked at your school? Perhaps Brainshark.com is not. You can upload videos and copy the link to make into a QR code.
Shorten web links and create QR codes with Bitly. If you are logged in, you can add the link to your account and see statistics on when and where the code was clicked.
Make colorful codes at QRStuff.com. Also make codes that start email messages or tweets.
Chirp is an alternative to QR codes. It uses sound instead of an image to transfer information.