QR Quest Poster

QR codes are something I learned how to use very recently from my lovely friend Katie, over at Queen of the First Grade Jungle. Katie has a 1:1 iPad class and she has shared so much about various apps...it really is incredible to see them in action and learn from her!

As for QR codes, I knew a teeny bit about them before, but never realized how easy they were to use.

And just how much my 5th graders would love them!

I think I've mentioned before how our school recently initiated Bring Your Own Device and it really has created so many amazing learning opportunities in the short time since it has started. Several of my students are able to bring their iPads and iPods and take advantage of all the cool little apps out there.

With the QR codes, we have really been able to try some new things and make our techy lives easier!

And that's where this little poster comes into play.

Here's how it works...

1. Click on the poster below to download it here...
 
Print the poster (cardstock works best for this) and laminate.

2. Head over to QR Stuff to generate a code (the image below will take you there).
 
You can also jump over to this site from the poster itself! Just scan the purple QR code on the poster...
3. Use the menu to choose the data type and generate the code you will need. 

There are tons of possibilities here! For now, my class has been using it to scan URLs to save time in finding websites...

4. Download the QR code. 

Once downloaded, the code can be placed in a worksheet or printed out.

5. Tape the code onto the laminated poster...
Now my students can just head over to the poster, scan the code, and get right to the website they need! I will be able to save paper and avoid running unnecessary copies of the QR code. :)

I hope the poster may be of use to some of you! 

Note: To be able to scan the code, the students will need to download the free app Inigma. I sent a note home to my parents to check if this would be ok first and then we were all set!

Other note! It was Katie who first shared the QR website and app!! I asked if she would mind if I shared the info along with my readers (as you probably know, she is one of the sweetest bloggers out there!). Please see her post here to read all about how she uses these resources in her class: Queen of the First Grade Jungle

Have you used QR codes with your class? I'd love to hear how you've used them!

14 comments

  1. Thanks so much for this info - this was a goal of mine for the summer but you made it sound so simple I may have to try it sooner.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  2. I have used QR codes with my fifth graders as a self-check. There were problems around the room, they worked them out and scanned to see if they were correct or not. My teaching partner & I had the students give a summary/book recommendation using Educreations, that they shared with others through a QR code if you'd like to learn how/get the sheet for that click
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    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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  3. This poster makes me want to go somewhere tropical! :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  5. Just stopping by as I'm always inspired by your cute creations! I would be honored if you would assist me in my upcoming giveaway. I'm planning to celebrate my birthday month and gaining 200 blog followers! If you're able to contribute, please shoot me an email at rivas423@gmail.com with a snapshot of your product and/or your blog button so I can send them over to visit your page as well! Anything end-of-the-year, May-themed, or just stinkin' cute would be great!
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    Antonia @ forkin4th

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  6. I have only used QR codes at tech conferences, and I think they are so cool! I would love ot use them in my class, and I'm hoping that we go 1:1 iPads next year so I can try them out. Thank you so much for this post! I'm really excited!

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  7. Off the topic, but do you know who I could pay to make a blog button for my blog????? I don't think I even want to attempt it on my own! :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

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  8. My 4th graders are obsessed with QR codes! We use self-checking QR code task cards every day in math and I also recently started making QR code scavenger hunts. I just posted a freebie if you're interested: http://iteach1to1.blogspot.com/2013/04/tried-it-tuesday-primary-and-upper-qr.html. That's so cool that you're a Bring Your Own Device school. We have 1:1 laptops and also a few iPads.:)

    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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  9. I have used the web www.qrsensations.com to create my qrs! I liked how they look.

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  10. What a great idea, Kristen! Thank you for sharing the poster! :)

    Kate
    EduKate and Inspire

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  11. What a great idea! I am loving QR codes this year! I added some to the research unit I created for Black History Month so that the kids would be directed to kid-friendly sites they could use to research their famous black American. It. Was. Awesome. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Gayla
    Teach On.

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  12. I also use them as a self-checking task card. I created a QR folder on my computer and I save them as the number/word/etc. This way I can just copy and paste the next time I make new ones and I don't have to continually generate every single new code.

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