What are QR Codes?
QR Codes are short for "Quick Response" and can be used in a variety of ways from adding content to student papers, to making your bulletin board displays 'come alive'. We will share some examples and best practices on this website to help you get started in your own QR adventure!
QR Stuff - generate codes for websites, use different colored codes for leveled learning, etc. (Dark colors work better to scan than light)
QR Voice - generate codes (under 100 characters) where the program speaks for you.
Vocaroo - record your own voice (or students) and create a QR code to share.
Chrome Users - you might want to add the extension "QR Relay"
- Instantly create a QR Code from the page you are currently viewing.
- Hover over the bottom of the QR Code to change the size or shorten the URL
- Snap the QR Code right away or 'snip' / screen catch to save for later.
- There are many Chrome Apps for QR Codes
QR Codes and Video
In order to create QR codes that link to videos, you first need to have a 'public' link/source. There are several ways to do this:
- Directly from YouTube
- Via Google Drive: from iPad or computer
- Via Public Folder in Dropbox
- Via Pixorial - see our YouTube Playlist for more information on this online tool.
If you are creating a video and want to be sure ALL of your audience can see it, it might be a good idea to convert that file to a MP3 file.
Once you have created and stored your video, you can take that public link into your QR Generator (such as qrstuff.com and create the QR Code from a link/website.)
(Tutorials for this section, coming soon!)