I use QR STUFF to make all my QR codes.
Step 1: Select PLAIN TEXT
Step 2: Type your text in the CONTENT box (this is what will be revealed when you scan the code)
Step 3: Download the code (under the picture of the QR code)
Step 4: Copy and paste the code into a Word document for printing
(you may want to write out your questions and answers first because you can't print them from this site)
Good? It is actually pretty easy. Okay, next....
I only have ONE iPad for my class. Yes, it is my personal iPad, but the kids are respectful with it because they know I will not let them use it if they are not. So this particular game is QR tic-tac-toe. I use it in my guided reading groups. Since I only have one iPad, I have to cut the QR codes apart so they can be scanned because once I set this up, I don't allow the students to move it. If you have an iPod Touch you could leave it all on one paper. You can also color code these as you differentiate questions for each of your groups. You will need to download a QR reader app on your device. Mine is Qrafter. Did I mention that making QR codes and the readers are free?
I put the kids on teams of two or three, depending on how many are in my group. Each person on the team will get a chance to pick a QR code, scan it and answer the question.
If the student is correct, he marks his spot on the game board with a token or marker. Three in a row/diagonal is the winning team! The questions I use are based on vocabulary, reading comprehension, strategies, grammar, and spelling patterns for the week. This can be adapted for any subject.
Another idea for using the QR code, is making a VCARD. A VCARD is similar to a contact in your digital phone book. You can go the QR stuff and select CONTACT DETAILS, fill it in, and copy the code. Post it in your room for Meet the Teacher or Open House and parents can scan it with their smart phone. The information will go directly into their contact list without having to type it themselves. You can also post the same QR code on the bottom of your newsletter or business cards.
Hope you enjoy these ideas. QR codes are a little time consuming to make, but they are a lot of fun and can be reused from year to year. Please leave me a comment and follow my blog. I have to admit I got a little excited today when I hit 10 followers! Thank you all for your labor of love! You rock!