Tool: QR Codes are a great way to share web sites, information, and much more with students. I recently used a QR code in my Spanish IV classes to give students quick and easy access to research sites for their Spain project. To generate the QR Code, I used Kaywa, which is super user friendly. It allows you to create a QR Code from any URL, text, SMS message or phone number. You can then embed the QR Code where you want students to access it. Through the use of their smart phone cameras and a QR Code App, such as QR Droid (free android app), students could then scan the bar code and quickly have access to all the resources via their phone, which means they could continue their project research and work on the go 24/7!
Results/Reflection: Students really liked having this alternate way to grab the info. and websites for their Spain project. Obviously not all my students owned a smart phone, so the information and websites were also posted on the class web site, but it was nice for students who did have a smart phone to be able to have an additional point of access for the project resources. I will definitely be using QR codes in my classes more often and will post more ideas for their use soon! :)