I handed my creation to my husband. He scowled and handed it back. I got a similar response from my son but not because he thought it was silly. He is sixteen and not much interested in anything I hand him unless it is money or car keys. Learning about Quick Response or QR codes is something I've been wanting to do for a while. But like most tech stuff, I need a purpose to use it before I invest the time in learning a bit about it. I figured before I could actually make sense of how to use them with students, I needed to use them myself. As I researched about QR codes, I came across a great post by Monica Burns that helped me understand how teachers use the codes. If you read Monica's post, be sure to read the comments because there are additional instructional ideas shared by other teachers. I also read blog posts about how QR codes are used in marketing and business.
Creating a QR code is easy and fun. There are many free services. I happened to use BeQRious because I could make colorful codes, it was easy, there was a forum to ask questions, and a blog with additional information. There are many other free services available. I wanted to create something I could hand to my interviewers that had quick links to my identifying information, my digital resume, blog, and Twitter page. Is anyone using QR codes? If so, how are you using them and what service do you recommend?
|Codes are printed on both sides of a postcard.|