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HOW TO: Make Your QR Codes More Beautiful Hamilton Chan is CEO and founder of Paperlinks. With the free Paperlinks iPhone app, featured previously by Apple as the #1 New & Noteworthy app, consumers can scan and view QR code content with a native app experience. Paperlinks also provides a powerful platform for generating QR codes, hosting content and tracking their performance. The QR code: A thing of beauty or an eyesore? Fortunately, QR codes are malleable and can be redesigned in truly extraordinary ways, while still maintaining their scanability. QR codes have so much potential from a design perspective, so let’s take a look at a few tricks and techniques you should keep in mind when designing a code to enhance your brand and appeal to your audience. 1. The easiest way to add branding power to your code is to add color to it. A “reversed out” code, where the background is dark and the boxes are light colored, is generally not recommended. 2. One of the QR code’s greatest aesthetic flaws is its numerous hard edges. 3. 4.
How to Use QR Codes in Student Projects Scannable bar codes may be just what you need to spark some student interest in your classroom - read on to learn how to use them to showcase your student work and give some life to your classroom's infographics. Last April ago I took a trip to Tokyo, Japan. One thing that really stood out to me there was the abundance of these scannable barcodes. These things were everywhere - flyers, posters, billboards, even in advertisements on the sides of commercial vans. The world as we know it is becoming scannable. So, what is a QR code? "A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones...scan the image of the QR Code to display text, contact information, connect to a wireless network, or open a web page in the phone's browser." - Wikipedia How do I make a QR code? My favorite way to create them is with bit.ly, a free URL shortener that now automatically creates QR codes for your shortened URLs. Reports & Projects
QR Codes and Bottle Cap Fun! Technology is awesome because not only does it keeps students engaged, it's also usually pretty environment-friendly! So, I've decided to combine two fun items I've been incorporating in my classroom - QR codes and labeling bottle caps - to help students practice ordering fractions, multi-digit multiplication, and long division - just a few skills we're going over in fourth grade right now. Let's start with ordering fractions: I made 8 bottle cap groups with six fractions in each group using Avery lables (1" circles 5410). And then, lo and behold, did you know you can make QR codes in Avery? Am I making sense? Now on to multi-digit multiplication and long division: I made 6 problems each, using the same Avery labels. Then, through the QR code button on the Avery website, I made QR codes with the answers to put on the inside of the caps. Got a scan app on you right now? Click on the image below to download the freebie. I also have some really fun QR code titles for just $2 a piece.