Students Using QR Codes to Display Book Reports

Students at LaSalle Prep School have been given a new way to share their schoolwork with their family and loved ones—and it is all based on QR code use.

The experiment was first conducted with the students’ book reports. The reports are filed and then assigned a QR code. The code takes the user to a landing page with the child’s book report for all to see. The teacher, Anne Mardon, wanted to find a new way to get students excited about their book reports and the QR code approach seems to have worked.

And the parents are quite excited, too.

In order to see their students work, parents can walk up to the classroom’s bulletin board and can their child’s code, giving them instant access.

While this may seem like nothing more than a convenient trick to better engage students, it’s actually a very useful tool for the kids and their families all around. No longer do parents have to worry about their kids forgetting to bring papers or home or, worse, having their kids bring work home and then having it misplaced.

Also, purists need not worry—the children’s original paper reports are tacked up alongside the QR codes. The codes, however, provide a simple way for parents to share their child’s work with grandparents and family friends. Having the work in digital form makes it easier to share and save.

The experiment has gotten such great feedback from the kids and their parents that Mardon plans t study up on QR codes a bit more over the summer and bring back new exercises in the fall. She, like many others before her, see the potential is QR code use in the classroom and hopes to further incorporate them into her lesson plans.

What are some other ways you can think to use QR codes in the classroom? Do you think they can serve as a helpful educational tool for younger children?

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