QR Codes

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What are QR Codes?


"QR Code (abbreviated from Quick Response Code) is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code) first designed for the automotive industry. More recently, the system has become popular outside the industry due to its fast readability and large storage capacity compared to standard UPC barcodes. The code consists of black modules (square dots) arranged in a square pattern on a white background." - Wikipedia 05/10/12

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Want to get started?


Create a QR Code:
Download a web browser extension that allows you to create a QR Code for any web page you have open in your browser. For Google Chrome, try QR Tag Extension from the Chrome Webstore .

Create a QR Code with Kaywa or any of the other tools listed in the "QR Code Creators" section below. Note that different QR Code readers are designed to contain different kinds of information: phone numbers, text messages, URLs, wi-fi network access, youtube videos, etc.

Use a QR Code:

Download a free QR Reader for your Mobile Device or your desktop or laptop that has a built-in web cam. (Note: to use or create QR codes, your computer or device must have web access and a camera. I have found that i-nigma most consistently reads codes on my iPod. There is also a free i-nigma ipad app. (Additional code readers are located in the "QR Code Readers" section below.)

QR Codes in Education


Templates for Using QR Codes in the Classroom


QR Codes Outside Education


QR Code Readers


QR Code Generators