QR Codes Can Transform Your Learning Environment

Scan this QR Code with your smart phone, and see where it takes you!

I know you have seen them…those pesky and unnerving little boxes of black and white jibberish that students and other young people use their smart phones to scan. These codes can be found online, on advertisements in restaurants, hotels, and even at the gas pump.   We get them in the mail, and now they are even in print media such as magazines and newspapers.  So, what ARE they?

A QR (Quick Response) code is a type of matrix code first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside of the auto industry due to its fast readability and comparatively large storage capacity. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background, and the information encoded can be made up of any kind of data.

What’s hiding behind the code?  Watch this short video created by McGuffey School District in Claysville, PA to see how this school district is using QR Codes to enhance learning opportunities for students.

So, how do you get started?  First, you need to make some QR codes!  You won’t believe how easy this process is.  Go to QR Stuff, and start creating codes today!

Need a scanner?  Go to your App Store and search for “QR,” and you will be scanning and surfing in no time.

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