QR Codes


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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

A QR code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode. A QR code is typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone or laptop. The QR code usually consists of an array of black and white squares. Teachers can create QR codes which students can scan using the app on their BCPS device.

Learning How

Getting Started with QR Codes

QR Code Creator and Scanner is a Chrome App that can be accessed via Chromebooks. All users should install this app from the BCPS Chrome Web Store.

Easy QR is a Microsoft App that can be accessed via the HP Probook, HP Revolve, and HP Elitebook. Use Easy QR to create or scan QR codes that can link to online content.

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1d - Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.

    • Knowledge Constructor. 3c - Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

Ideas for Use

  • Provide quick links to online resources, such as articles, vidoes, web sites, podcasts, etc.

  • Share student work that is saved digitally

  • Make audio recordings to share differentiated content with students

  • Quickly share digitally created student work

  • Facilitate self-paced learning experiences with individualized content

  • Visit 40 Ways to use QR codes in the classroom for more ideas!