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 Google Play Store icon on the Chrome shelf. 

For HP Windows device users, the Chrome browser allows you to create and copy a QR code for a website. 

Chromebook Users

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Create a QR Code

Once the app has been opened, enter the url in the Enter Data box then click Create QR Code. You can then snip the QR Code image to copy and paste. (Video has no sound)

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Read a QR Code

Once the app has been opened from a Chromebook, click on the menu bar and select Scan From Camera. Then click Scan Barcode or QR Code. (Video has no sound)

HP Windows Device Users

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Create a QR Code

Open the website you want to make a QR Code for and click on the share icon at the end of the url bar. Then, click Create QR Code and then copy. You can paste the QR Code and post for others to scan. (Video has no sound)

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