I’ll just go ahead and say it…
I’m really bad about seeing a great idea and tweeting it or saving it to Diigo or Delicious or pinning it, full of elaborate plans and all, and then — you guessed it — never actually doing it.
Well, thanks go to my friend and fellow teacher Jennifer for spurring me to make my own QR code for parents and students to use at Open House this year.
I pinned the Make-a-QR-Code idea on Pinterest, and Jennifer ran with it. She played around with a couple of QR-maker sites, found the one she liked best, and made her own QR code with her contact info, materials list, and classroom policies. So I couldn’t help but do it myself.
I saved it in a few different sizes, just in case I wanted to use it in different formats.
As my boys would say, “Easy peasy lemon squeezy.”
Now, I’m going to post this QR code in my classroom at this week’s Open House. (Actually, we have two: one tomorrow for freshmen and another for everyone on Thursday…both from 12 to 7…)
When parents and/or students scan the code with their smart phones, they’ll get all the information that I pasted into that text box to email to themselves or someone else or save in their phone to use when shopping. They’ll also have the class website already in their phone, so they can go and bookmark it if they want. Pretty cool!
I made a handout with the QR code at the bottom of contact info and materials list, and I made a poster to put up on the wall. (Feel free to copy my format. If you want the editable DOC version, leave me a comment.)
BoNuS: Here’s a detailed Open House sign-in sheet with room for both parents’ phone numbers and emails for you to use. :)
Oh, and I think I’m going to use this sticky-note idea again this week.
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