Here are some other things you can put in a QR code:
- prompt scanner to make a phone call
- prompt scanner to send a text message
- prompt scanner to send an e-mail (you can even decide on the subject and body text!)
- an electronic business card
- a location on a map
- an iTunes or Android app
- a location on FourSquare
- a YouTube link
- the last tweet of a particular user on Twitter
- a tweet from Twitter
- someone's Twitter profile
- a WiFi network
- free-formatted text
My favorite QR code generator is a site called Kerem Erkan, and it's what I'll use for the screenshots in this post.
Here's how to put more than just a link in a QR code:
1. Go to Kerem Erkan's QR code generator. Scroll down on the page until you see something like this:
2. Click the arrow to reveal a drop down menu with these options:
3. Select whichever option you prefer, fill in the blanks accordingly, and click "generate code" at the bottom of the screen:
4. Right-click on the QR code that pops up to save it to your computer.
Ideas for use
- Phone number: create a code with your desk phone number (or Google Voice or Convoi number) so that parents can call you quickly without having to dial a number.
- Similarly, create a code with a mobile device phone number (use Google Voice or Convoi if you don't want to reveal your real cell phone number) that prompts parents to text you.
1. My Twitter profile:
2. My favorite ePortfolio app on the iTunes store:
3. Freely-formatted text with a secret message:
4. Send me an e-mail: