A QR Code is a two dimensional bar code which when scanned using your camera phone enables you to access some pre-written content or complete a task. It could be a facilitator to reading some text, accessing a web site or sending a text message or an email. Once you have an QR reader app on your iPad, you can point your iPad camera at these codes and immediately grab useful information. A great resource for using QR codes in the classroom is the QR Treasure Hunt Generator. The QR Treasure Hunt Generator offers a quick start resources to QR codes. The site offers ways to type out a series of questions and answers that can be used in a treasure hunt. You can also create QR codes by using a QR Code generator like the one posted below.
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QR codes can be used to showcase examples of student work or a way to acces content online. To access content you would first have to store the content online and then reference it to a url or hyperlink. An example on how to store content online is to create and post a reading assignment that you would like your students to read before or during a class session. Once the assignment is posted you can copy the hyperlink (url) into a QR Code generator and then print the code to paper or post it for scanning.
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