A quick-reference code can be scanned by a
digital device and links to virtually anything
that can be stored online.
First, read with the story your eyes while you listen
with your headphones. Don’t forget to track with
Next, read the story with your partner. Take turns
reading. Don’t forget to track while your partner
On your paper, draw a picture of what happened
first in the story.
Find a video or audio recording of your story, or record one
yourself. Print the code and attach it to the cover of your book.
Have students practice reading aloud and record their
voices. Create a QR code of their voice recording and
display at school or send home!
This is just a fun way for students to access lists you
are already using in station activities.
Direct students to the websites you want them to read and have
them answer questions as a group!
Create a QR code with your teacher contact information to keep on display in
your classroom or right outside your door. Parents and students can have
your information readily available to them with simply a scan of the code.
Attach a permanent QR code to the inside
of student notebooks. This code can have
a link to your classroom website so that
students and parents may see upcoming
dates, homework assignments, and any
other important information.
Scavenger Hunts- an easy and engaging
way to get students excited about their
This website takes you through the steps
to make a QR code hunt-
Code has link to audio of a
student’s book review.
Code has a link to additional information
on safe farming practices.
to get a
Students scan the graphic
organizer, which links to
an online discussion board
about their KWL. They get
to add their own
What happens if the QR code
◦ 1. Check to make sure your
code is flat. If there are any
bumps in the code, or it has
been crumpled up, it may not
◦ 2. Make sure there isn’t a glare
on the code. Sometimes with
laminated codes, lights cause a
glare that interferes with the
◦ 3. If the code is linked to a
website, check to see that it is
a mobile version. Because iPads
and iPods are not equipped
with flash, they sometimes
cannot access the website on
What size do I need to
make my codes?
◦ Any size! From about
the size of your palm to
the size of your
projector’s screen are
◦ What all can go on my QR codes?
Almost anything! A website, an
audio sample, a video sample, a
calendar, a PDF file, plain text,
contact information and more.
The opportunities are endless,
so experiment with the codes
and see what all you can put on
Make your code!
Print and Save
Store on a ring or in
a binder for later.