Teaching in the Primary Years

QR Codes in the classroom.

QR Codes are a fantastic tool to use in the classroom. QR Codes are abbreviated from Quick Response Code. They are a 2D barcode that can have a website, text, video, email address, voice thread and many others features embedded into the code.

I begun using QR Codes to help students to reflect on their learning. Many of us have set questions that we use to help students develop the skills to reflect on lessons. These questions can lose their appeal for both students and teachers as everyone knows what question is coming next. That’s when I decided to make these QR Cubes where students simply role the cube, scan the code and are given a question where they reflect on their learning, the lesson or the teacher. Reflection Cube Template

These cubes enlightened me to the potential of using QR Codes in the classroom. The excitement and buzz of students wanting to scan the code showed their engagement. I have continued to explore other ways to use them within my classroom including;

Below is a presentation that I presented at Teachmeet Melbourne (27/03/2014). It reflects some ways I have used QR Codes in my teaching practice.

There are so many different ways you can use QR Codes in the classroom. It really is endless and all up to your imagination what you can create with them!

What are some other ways you have used this wonderful tool in the classroom?


Eleni Kyritsis is an award winning Year 3 Teacher and Leader of Curriculum & innovation from Melbourne, Australia. Eleni facilitates professional learning workshops around the world that focus on unleashing creativity and curiosity in classrooms.