Feeling left out of the QR hoopla because you don’t have an iThing (or tablet, kindle, etc.)? If you have a laptop or desktop with a camera then I have good news for you. There’s a free app called QR journal that you can download for all your QR scanning needs.
Ever since self-checking QR code task cards became a regular part of my math routine, I started using the laptops over the iPads because I can get more kids on them at one time. Here’s one of my boys scanning his task card to check his answer. Just make sure they click “scan” in the left hand corner and the answer will show up on the bottom, which you can see in the picture. Then they click skip to go to a fresh screen and scan their next one.
If you haven’t tried QR codes yet in your classroom, I highly recommend it. My kids are so much more motivated to do math problems and literally beg me to make more QR code sets on a daily basis. They even chose a QR code party for our January PBIS celebration!
If you are interested in getting started with QR codes using your iPad, iPod Touch, or tablet, here are a couple of apps I recommend: