Wednesday, September 14, 2011

QR Codes are THAT easy... Who needs a business card?


Wow - where have I been? I know, I am a total geek and things excite me that others could care less about, but this is cool!! In less than 2 minutes I created a QR code I can use anywhere that I want to promote myself. I can print it, copy the file, or embed into a website. This code will take hand-held mobile device users on a quick journey to a website that I determine, instantly and painlessly. Go ahead, use your reader to scan my code... see for yourself.

I am a social media addict, so I have active accounts on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogger and many others. By creating a QR Code that links to my Google profile I can instantly share all of the links to my personal spaces with one click. Now, I realize this sounds a little narcissistic, but the implications are endless.

Here are some great links and resources in case you are as excited and inspired as I am:

Create your own QR Code

QR Codes, Explained by Common Craft

What Business Card? Just Scan My QR Code.

Of course, as a teacher I am starting to think of the possibilities for school use, so here are some ideas:

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

QR Codes in the Classroom - THE Journal

Using QR Codes in the Classroom - Edutopia