http://www.qrstuff.com/ - This site will pretty much give you all the possibilities you need, although there are others you can easily locate. You can make a "quick response" code that links to a website, a picture, a sound clip, and more! It's a great way to have self-led centers or facilitate self-checking while the teacher is working with other students!
Here is an example of a QR code, if you aren't sure about what they look like. Try it out! Scan this, and it will take you to the RCPS site!
Once you have created the QR codes that you want to use, all your students need is a way to scan them! Download a QR code reader onto your device, and let them scan away! At the very least, it keeps them from having to type in a long web address when they need to get to a certain destination...but imagine a scavenger hunt, an interactive poster, or having students record themselves telling about their product! The possibilities are endless!
Watch this short video if you aren't sure how to visualize this tool being used in your room: QR Video
Also- there are a variety of premade QR code activities available on the Internet if you want to try it out without committing! :) For example, Super Teacher Worksheets and Teachers Pay Teachers have quite a few!
For more advanced users....
There is a way to stay organized by using Google forms to create QR codes. Check it out here!
Also, visit our "Tech Toolkit" page that shows instructions on how to use Aurasma! This is very similar to QR codes, but instead of using the black and white square, it can use a picture of your choice, and make it appear that the picture is turning into a video! Welcome to augmented reality!