Using QR Codes in the Classroom

Differentiate and Energize Your Lessons!
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

This course is for educators with access to a variety of mobile technology who are looking to use QR codes to differentiate and energize their lessons. Participants will learn how to make QR codes and use them to create engaging, differentiated lessons for their students. The material is appropriate for teachers in K-12 classrooms. This course is made up of video tutorials and text. It will take approximately three hours to complete. The instructor is available on a weekly basis to answer questions.

By the end of this course, you will be able to use QR codes to differentiate and energize your lessons.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a computer and mobile technology with access to the Internet.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course, you will learn how to make QR codes.
  • In this course, you will learn how to design activities for differentiated instruction.
  • In this course, you will learn how to use QR codes to energize your lessons.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for educators looking to use mobile technology in their classroom. Teachers will need to have access to a computer and students will need access to a tablet or smartphone. This course is perfect for beginners and appropriate for educators with an intermediate amount of experience using technology.

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Hear about what you'll learn in this course!


These are the apps you'll need to download on your smartphone or tablet.

Section 2: Creating QR Codes

Learn about the black square you've seen in so many different places - from cereal boxes, to subway ads, to classrooms.


See some of my favorite places for making QR codes and follow the step-by-step process.


Figure out what tools are best for you and your students.


Here are a few tips for getting QR codes in the hands of your students.


QR codes are powerful - learn about the neat things you can do with them!

3 questions

Let's see what you've learned!

Section 3: Differentiating Instruction with QR Codes

Here is a quick video that provides an overview of differentiated instruction.


Actionable ideas for you to try out in your classroom!


Readers in a differentiated classroom can benefit from QR codes.


Videos can support your students - here are a few ideas!


Learn how the families of your students can use QR codes too!


A set of ideas for making this concept simple to execute.

11 pages

One of the most popular lessons from my Teachers Pay Teachers Store - this can be used with students in a differentiated classroom thanks to the leveled tasks.

Differentiating with QR Codes
3 questions
Section 4: Energize Your Lessons with QR Code Activities

You'll love having your students move around looking for QR codes.


Eliminate pencils with this quick tip.


Make QR codes a part of your everyday routine.


Some ways that you can decrease the number of times you visit the copy machine this year.


Let students show off with these QR codes.


An easy way to use QR codes in your classroom.

9 pages

These are some of the same activity sheets you've seen in my videos - use them as models as you create your own.

All of the QR codes work too!

Lesson Ideas
3 questions
Section 5: Quick QR Tips

Learn why you may want to "track" your QR codes.


Shortening URL codes can impact QR codes.


There are a few options when creating QR codes - here's one to ponder.


They way that you present QR codes to students is important to think about.


Here's a reason why I like having a QR code scanner on all of my devices.

Tips for QR Codes
3 questions
Section 6: Finishing Up

Watch this demo as I make a QR code and take you to some of my favorite websites.


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Instructor Biography

Monica Burns, Educator and EdTech Blogger

Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. In her role as a classroom teacher in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) settings, she used iPads one to one with her students while aligning her instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous local and national conferences in addition to Apple Education events. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia, appoLearning and Channel One News. Her work using technology in her classroom has been featured in the Teq Teacher Spotlight, Instructional Tech Talk podcast, and more. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels and provides support to organizations looking to use technology to reach children and families in need. She can be found on Twitter @ClassTechTips and her blog

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