Those who know me know that I am a little obsessed with QR (quick response) codes. You know those little boxes of rectangles and squares that are on almost everything now a days. They really are just about everywhere when you start looking.
Now I am from Sedalia and the biggest thing getting ready to start this Thursday is the Missouri State Fair. As I was taking routine drive through the fairgrounds to check on the progress of set-up, I suddenly noticed… QR codes. A sign is in front of the major buildings on the fairgrounds with a QR code boldly printed on it. Of course I whipped out my phone and scanned and was pleasantly surprised to see a page of historical information about the building. The fair has embraced a piece of technology and utilizing it to teach history by creating historic-walking-tours with QR codes. I love it.
This brought back the memory of a recent conference I attended where a group of teachers presented how they use QR codes in their classroom. Some of the things mentioned for their use were center directions, interactive bulletin boards, information to parents, and links to resources. With the combination of ideas from the conference and what the fair is doing, my mind hasn’t stopped thinking about how a school or classroom might utilize QR codes. I think about scavenger hunts, historic background, or even star student information.inflatable water slides for sale cheap
So I would like even more ideas and possibilities. Please share with me how you have used or would like to use QR codes in your school or classroom?
Terri Brines is an eIS and Cognitive CoachingSM Trainer for the eMINTS National Center.