There are seriously a million ways you can use these little gems, but here are just a few ideas to get you started!
1. Create a QR code with your contact info, print on small cards or magnets to distribute to parents at your back to school night, first day of school, or conferences.
2. Have students create video reviews or book trailers for school library books they have read. Link the videos to a QR code and tape to the back of books for students to scan before choosing which book to read.
3. Create a book response or comprehension check. Place the QR code inside book for students to complete as they read.
4. Create a scavenger hunt for students to learn new information. Create QR codes that link to informational websites, videos, and text that you enter on a specific topic.
5. Add QR codes to homework with how to videos from websites such as Khan Academy or text notes that you enter to help when students are having trouble.
6. Use QR codes for directions at stations. For younger students you could even create a video giving students instructions to follow.
7. Create QR codes for students to self check answers.
8. Add QR codes to assignments for extension activities for fast finishers.
9. Create a QR code listening center by linking to websites or videos of books being read aloud.
Here are a few examples of how I have used QR codes:
These pages are a part of my Apple Inquiry Unit. Students learn to research to find information and self direct their learning with these webpages and videos.