Make learning easy and fun with QR Codes for classrooms with this complete guide
With the advent of the 21st century, there was colossal development in various sectors. This development, however, did not leave the education sector untapped. Learning, in this century, goes well beyond the four walls of a classroom and a survey in 2016 that indicated that daily use of technology in classrooms was up 55 percent attributes to the same.
The fact that when technology is brought in, the attitude of millennial and Gen Z students can change, is a huge observation that teachers have made while switching from traditional textbook reading to technology-based reading.
Interacting with technology is a huge aspect for students of this generation and to be able to use it in a positive manner is an added advantage. One such technological aspect that has taken off in popularity and use case is QR codes.
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For QR codes to be effectively scanned, make sure the size is not below 1.2×1.2 inches. While size is an important matter, their placement is as well. Make sure they are always placed in a position where the students can identify and scan. They can be placed on flyers, notices, memos, textbooks where they can lead to audiobooks and related materials and so on. For optimal QR code placement, identification capability, distance, and size are the main factors.
There are in fact, two types of QR codes – Static and Dynamic. Static QR codes are more preferred for one-time usage, like voting on Google forms, event advertising, news of the day and topics that have relevance for a shorter period of time. The information behind static QR code, once printed, cannot be changed. In the case of dynamic QR Codes, one can update the information behind the QR code anytime, without having to change the code. In the case of library book updates, dynamic QR codes can be used.
The fact that QR codes can be customized to various colors and logos is a feature of their success ratio. QR codes can be customized to have a certain color and the school/university logo can also be embedded on the QR code, to make a distinct mark. If a particular QR code is being used for textbook references, a logo of a book on the QR code can help students distinguish.