Have you seen these? They link to a URL, text, phone number or SMS.
They are called QRCodes.
- Download the QR Reader from your app store.
- Open the Reader, it will look like the camera is on.
- Hold the device (phone, ipad) as if you were going to take a photo.
- The device will scan the code and open the link to the information.
I have only seen them used to link to blogs and wikis. You can use them for contact details and text.
A fantastic way to get your information out there without people having to type in long URLs.
To create yours go to a QR code generator. Very easy. I copied my image into paint and saved it for future use as at jpg. I copied the source code into this window using the HTML button above and pasted it in below the other text. It automatically appeared when I returned to the text editor.
The above code is a link to this blog. I plan to introducing it at school by providing links to educational games. Once I have the students attention I will post new codes around the school with links to my moodle course and other useful sites like Khan Academy.
I welcome any feed back on how you have used this tool.