Make QR Codes Work FOR You!

posted Aug 12, 2014, 8:46 AM by Mindi Vandagriff
A QR Code is a a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone. QR stands for "Quick Response". 

This school year, you can turn any website or resource into a scannable barcode accessible from any smart device. A great way to utilize this tool is to create a QR code for your class website or blog and display or copy for parents on Meet the Teacher Night. That way, parents can easily follow your class website or blog by simply scanning the code. Important information is literally at their fingertips.

Here's how in a step-by-step guide:

1. Go to your class website, blog, or Facebook page and copy the URL. (Highlight the web address, URL, and right-click to select COPY.)

2. Go to and paste the link in the box.

3. Use the color slider to select a color and a preview of the QR code will generate automatically. 

4. Click "DOWNLOAD QR CODE" to save the image to your computer.

5. Finally, you can create and print a document to hang in your classroom or in the hall on Meet the Teacher Night. You could also create business cards to give to the parents to take home!

Example of flyer to hang

Example of business card