I just love using QR codes in the classroom. They are quick to make, easy enough for students to use independently, fun, and free! For those of you not familiar with QR codes, QR codes are barcodes meant for quick scans with your cell phone or other photo device. You can download a QR scanning app like QR Reader (it’s free) or simply open the camera on your phone/ device to scan. QR codes can take students to text, websites, online videos/ games, and more.
How to make QR codes for Videos
- Find an online video that you want students to view.
- Copy the video link.
- Visit the website https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com
- At the top of the page, click URL.
- In the bar beneath, paste in the video URL.
- A QR code will be generated for you. Click the SAVE button above the QR code. Give the file a name and then click save.
- Once the code downloads to your computer, go to your downloads folder to access your new code. This code can now be copied, printed, or added to documents for student use.
Your new QR code can now be copied, printed, or added to documents for student use.
How to use QR code videos in the classroom.
- learning centers
- gallery walks
- early finisher activity
- for students needing to build background knowledge
- extended learning for gifted students
- independent work
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Let me know in the comments below how you like using QR codes in the classroom. Happy scanning!