I love using QR Codes. They are so easy to use and can be implemented in the classroom in many different ways. One of the most popular ways to use QR Codes is with url's. Students don't have to worry about typing websites incorrectly and teachers know that the students are going directly to the selected websites.
I created additional QR codes that link to a rainforest song, text, video of the other rainforest animals, Google Map of the rainforest, and a pdf slideshow. These QR Codes can be placed on different pages of the book. As students read the book, they can scan the QR Codes to bring the book to life.
Here are the steps in linking a QR Code to a website:
1. Determine the website url you want to change to a QR Code. Try this website about different rainforest animals. http://www.rainforestanimals.net/index.html
2. Copy your url into your QR Code Generator. I'm using QR Code Generator which is another very simple online application you can use.
3. Click on "Save." A QR Code is created on the right.
4. Select "PNG" for the digital format of the QR Code, name the file, and then "Save." The QR Code will immediately download and you can drag it to your desktop and inserted into your document. I use QR Codes on task cards all the time.
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