QR Codes for Language Classes

QR Codes for Language Classes

A QR Code is a kind of bar code which can be read with a smartphone for information transfer.

Creating a QR Code

There are a number of free sites online which can be used. I use Kaywa or QRStuff

(http://qrcode.kaywa.com)

(http://www.qrstuff.com)

Reading a QR Code

There are a number of free readers for both android and iOS. I use QR Reader for iPhone

(https://goo.gl/wabrh4)

Using a QR Code

Aside from the ‘contact’ functions, there is little difference between providing a QR Code and a URL (I often provide both, using the url shortener https://goo.gl). The main differences are that students accessing information on their phones find it much easier via a QR code than a URL. The QR code can be printed on a worksheet or projected during class. These are a few of the ways I have used QR codes.

1. To link to a Dropbox folder.

2. To link to a Google form.

3. To link to a YouTube playlist.

4. To link to pdf class handouts.

5. To give the students my contact details.

Here is a QR code that will take you to a copy of this handout online.

qrfree.kaywa.com-3

 

 

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