Scan to go to QR Website
I was rambling around on Pinterest today and got lost in all the fabulous teacher ideas that are out there. Raise your hand if you don't get lost when you are on Pinterest! See, I knew no one would be raising their hand or did you? I found this fantastic idea for sharing information with parents instead of having to hand out business cards with my information on it. QR CODES!!!
Who knew that someday I would be having my parents scan these weird looking creatures that would then transfer information to their phones? (OK, the "Outer Limits" song just popped into my head and why did that happen?)
OK, so back to the information I want to share with you to save your life or just a little bit of time? If you go to this website http://qrcode.kaywa.com/ you can create your own information QR codes too! (happy dance time) Do you have a QR reader? Well, there's an app for that! (ha ha ha, had to throw in a funny, sorry) No, there really is an app for that so you can read QR codes everywhere!
When you get to the website it will look like this:
If you want to share just information about yourself then you need to click on the "Text" button. Type in your information and click on "Generate FREE" to have it created into a QR image. I typed my name, the school's name and other information which I will not share because this is a public blog. I then right clicked and saved the image to my desktop. I then transferred the QR code onto a document that will be hanging in various places in my classroom. I also created another QR code image with the same website. This time I used the "url" button and typed in the site where my school supply list is so parents would have it on their phones too. (I have now saved an entire tree)
Creating a QR Code
We have 21st century kids so why shouldn't we be presenting them and their parents with 21st century technology? Our time is up and I enjoyed sharing my new found technology ideas to help save you time and maybe even impress your parents? Thanks for stopping by AND if you have an idea of how to use QR codes a different way in the classroom would you please share?