QR Codes – Temporary!
I am constantly proposing the use of QR codes for various teaching things. One issue I come up against is the problem of posting and leaving them in place only as long as an activity continues. In many situations a print QR code works well.
- Book Review Bookmarks: QR codes on bookmarks place on teacher’s library collection shelves next to a book. Scanning the code reveals another student’s review…etc etc.
- In classroom augmented reality tours.
- Announcement board: I love putting a calendar QR code that automatically downloads a due date and additional info into a student’s smart phone. If I worked in a school with an iPad 1:1 program where the students checked out an iPad personally I would use these for everything!
There are other ideas as well but this give the gist of the idea. QR codes are useful – but what about outside? I love doing tours and activities on a bright sunny day but my QR codes fly away in the daily breeze or get ripped down by overly competitive scavenger hunters. What should I do in this case? What about on the school field trip to the museum? What if I want students to scan a QR code to complete an exhibit evaluation via Google forms?
Now I can! I just ran across this article where people are making temporary chalk QR codes using stencils and spray chalk! Check it out and see if it inspires any ideas for you.