By making lengthy links more easily shareable, QR codes can help teachers distribute educational resources, student work, and parent surveys.
You’ve likely seen those geometric bar codes around posters, grocery stores, and printed on coupons and tickets. These are Quick Response Codes or QR codes. With the rise of one-to-one computing and bring-your-own-device programs starting as early as kindergarten and going all the way to 12th grade. Designed specifically for mobile devices, students are now accessing resources via the digital world at a greater rate than in any other time in human history using their smartphone or tablet. Here are three uses for QR codes that could help a teacher easily distribute educational resources to students.
- Share Student Work
While students’ artwork, essays and posters can all be displayed on classroom bulletin boards; student-made videos and blogs aren’t so easily shared, giving the illusion of favoritism. QR codes help solve this issue. By posting QR codes to projects, teachers can make it possible to showcase digital assignments.
- Distribute Classroom Materials
By placing lists of QR codes on each student’s desk, you are able to provide quick access to regularly used resources, including the class website, Google Drive, or online assessment tool. Redirecting students to readings, videos, or other resources specific to the day’s lesson.
- Collecting Information from Students and Parents
Google Forms use QR codes to share surveys with parents and students. Instead of following and typing the full length of the link, by simply scanning a QR code you are easily redirected to the landing page.