Teachers find that connecting with their students is the best way to help them excel. To make the material as interesting as possible and present it in such a way that it sticks with the sometimes overwhelmed young minds sitting in the desks in their classrooms. One of the best ways to make this connection is to combine one of the things the new generation loves most with the material to be discussed… technology. Some teachers are finding the cutting edge the way to go. There are cases where teachers have learned how to make a QR code that can take their students to relevant information on the subjects being taught.
QR codes have many uses, one being that they can hold large amounts of information. As these codes grow in popularity people are discovering many uses for them. One new use could be the classroom.
There are many people who take online classes or pack class work into an already busy schedule. QR codes could allow students to access information from a class outside of the classroom. For example instead of trying to write notes during class a student could spend more time paying attention to an instructor and access notes after class through a QR code.
These QR codes could also be a way for instructors of online classes to embed further information into class communications, such as homework remarks, and feedback about the class. Home work in general could be passed on to a student through a QR code. By maximizing the QR codes capabilities to hold large amounts of data an instructor could also maximize the amount of knowledge past on in the classroom.
Parents who learn how to make a QR code and involve themselves in the technology have an advantage too. Any teacher will tell you that a student’s potential is maximized when a parent is involved. Many parents can be overwhelmed by the technology their kids are using. The importance of knowing and using the technology your kids do should not be understated. You may find results if you learn how to make a QR code that says “Clean Your Room” and post it on their door. The connection between a student and technology is the key to building teachable moments.