I have just started using QR codes with my kiddos and they love it!  Here are my top 5 tips for using QR codes in the classroom:


  1. Use printer labels to quickly and easily label the cards with the skill or topic.
  2. Use a rolodex to display cards for students.  This is especially helpful with small groups and when working with a small space.
  3. Make your own cards using index cards or cardstock.  I prefer the cardstock…I can make 8 cards on one sheet!  A standard hole punch will make sure the cards fit onto the rolodex slide guides.
  4. Store extra cards in a recipe box.
  5. Color code the cards by skill or subject or levels.  This is a great way to differentiate.  I might have three different levels for one activity and all I would need to do is assign kids a color based on skill level.  Easy-peasy!

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I hope these tips help make using QR codes in your classroom a snap!


The next stop on this hop is to Monica at The Schroeder Page for a bright idea about personal slates.

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