July 14, 2012

QR Codes for Meet the Teacher

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday
**Edited to post for Manic Monday

I saw this amazing pin the other day that linked to a post on Pencils, Paper and Pixie Dust. The idea is you create a QR code with your email, phone number and teacher blog address so parents can get and SAVE that information right away! How many times have you sent home paper with this information only to have it either not used or lost? My plan is to have this sign hanging on my door for meet the teacher and for the first day of school. I will probably shrink it down and include it in our first weekly folder too.

 I used QRstuff.com to create the codes. I loved this site because it is super easy, free, and I could color the codes to match my poster! The picture I have above does not have my real info... figured I didn't need everyone having my school email! Did I mention it was easy? 4 steps!

Here is the barcode app I have on my phone, I am sure there are others.

Imagine all the possibilities!! I don't like to post anything as "public" on You Tube with my kids on it, I always had to email a link for the unlisted videos. The problem is I have lots of parents that do not have internet access at home or they never checked their emails. This way, I can make a QR, print, and send it home with each child.. almost all my parents have cell phones. Parents would be taken directly to the class video. Or, take pictures of the class and send home direct links to them via this teeny tiny little code! What other ways can we use these in the classroom? 

Click the link below to go grab a free copy to use in your room. Simply print your codes and paste them on. Or get your codes lined up on a blank document and print onto the poster like you would a certificate! If I knew how to make editable power points, I would have done that option for you! (anyone out there want to teach me how??)



  1. Hi Heather,
    I love this idea of using the codes to share info with the parents. I am going to try this out this year. As far as how to make an editable power point video check out Ginger Snaps... It says editable PDF but its really and editable power point, I found it very helpful (although I still wish I could find a way to make an editable PDF file without having to buy a program!) Anyways, here is the link for the video. Hope it helps! http://gingersnapstreatsforteachers.blogspot.com/2012/06/tutorial-making-editable-files-with.html

    MaMa Goose's KinderGarden

  2. I just started using QR codes at the end of the year with my parents and they loved it. Thanks for the freebies, I'm sooooo pinning this post. As always. . .YOU ROCK!!!
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. you are so sweet! Thanks for pinning it!

  3. Looks really cool! Do you think it works for giving out information like phone trees?

  4. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing! What font did you use for the labeled sections? I am going to use the yellow chevron with scrolly border with beachy colored QR Codes. :) It will look great outside my classroom door at Open House.

    Lil' Country Kindergarten
    Kindergarten Network

    1. Hi Marlana, I used the font Kayleigh and you can find it here for free!
      A beach theme sounds cute!

  5. It is a goal of mine to use QR codes this year. This gives me a great way to start! I love it.

    First Class Teacher

  6. You are amazing! This is one of the many things on my to do list before school starts and you have just kickstarted that for me! Love your blog. I am your newest follower!

    Ms. G In Grade 3

    1. Thank you for such sweet words! Glad I could help! I am headed over to check out your blog!

  7. What a great idea! I saw this Pinterest too and think it will be a great idea for Meet the Teacher! Thanks for sharing!

    Mrs. Dwyer’s A+ Firsties

  8. Well done! I use QR codes with my students and they love doing this! Love to see all teachers taking this risk!

    1. I am all about using technology:) I just need to get some of my more, um, seasoned team members on board!

  9. I've seen this on Pinterest! Your post just confirms I need to use it.

    Thanks for posting! I'm a new follower :)

    Rock and Teach

  10. This is awesome! I am so glad I found your blog!!! I am definitely going to do this for my open house! Thank you so much.

  11. this is so much fun, thanks for sharing.