QR codes are a great way to set up a blended classroom if you use a rotation model or stations. You can have students access a QR code linked to a learning resource and then another QR code to a Google Form to formatively assess their understanding and create accountability. This model can free up instructional time to do small group instruction or provide just in time personalized support during independent practice.
So what about this "One Click QR Code"? The video tutorial and steps outlined below will help you set up a bookmarklet on your browser's bookmarks bar that turns any web resource or video in to an instant QR code. There are tons of other QR Code apps and extensions out there, but this QR code generator is fast and also very large which makes it perfect for projecting on your interactive whiteboard.
Students can easily open QR codes using iPads and mobile devices, but did you know you can also have students scan QR codes on a Chromebook? Have students install this QR Code Extension, then click "scan a QR code", and be sure to click the "Allow access to webcam" message. Now the Chromebook camera is ready to be used as a QR Scanner!
- Open Google Chrome Browser
- Click Ctrl-shift-B to make sure the “bookmarks bar” is visible at all times
- Go to this QR Code Bookmarklet site
- Click on the red bookmarklet icon and drag it to the bookmarks bar and let go
- Go to the website or video you want to use
- Click on the QR coder button on the browser bookmark bar
- Right click and select print or ctrl-P to print
- Right click on the QR code
- Copy the QR code image
- Open Google Docs or Microsoft Word
- Paste the QR code image
- Click on the QR code to use the resize tools
- Drag the corners to resize the image
- Name and save your document
- Print your document