QR Codes in Everyday Life

House for Sale

I saw my friend and colleague, Kristine Scharaldi, yesterday and she shared an article with me that she had clipped out of the local newspaper. I got a real chuckle out of it. But on the way home, I started thinking about the topic some more and when I passed this house up for sale on the way to pick up my kids, I had to take a picture.

The topic of the article from Kristine was how some gravestone engravers are offering to add a QR-code for an additional fee.   What a great way to read, view and learn more about the person you are visiting if you have a smart phone.

Image source: http://a.abcnews.com

I’ve been using QR-Codes when I present as a way to quickly share the URL to the attendees. So far, most people would just assume have the URL, but there seems to be about 20% of the people that are happy to use their phones to scan the code. (My generator of choice is http://goo.gl/ because of all the statistics it provides.)

To learn about using QR Codes in school, you can also take a look at Tom Barrett‘s Interesting Ways presentation on the topic. Or view this video from McGuffey School District in Claysville, PA.

4 thoughts on “QR Codes in Everyday Life

  1. Kiffany Lychock-Ed Tech Specialist says:

    Great post-thank you so much for sharing! I’ve been searching for a good resource to use with teachers on the power of QR codes and this is PERFECT! Such potential!

  2. This was such an informative post for me because I am more than a little out of the loop with all the new technology popping up daily. I have heard of QR codes briefly, but never to the extent of putting them on gravestones! I especially enjoyed the video about the different ways of using QR codes in the classroom. It taught me a lot about the importance of incorporating technology into everyday classroom life. I’m sure that the students are benefitting greatly from watching the battle reenactments to the accelerated reader podcasts. Those innovative ideas had never even occurred to me. This post inspires me to try harder to keep up to speed on ever growing technology that is so important to us as educators.

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