3 Ways to Use QR Codes in Therapy
Quick Response (QR) Codes have been a fun and exciting addition to my therapy sessions. I'm going to share 3 ideas for using them in therapy and the easy steps to make your own.
QR codes are advertising codes that you can view on your iDevices (e.g., iPhone, iPod Touches, iPads, iPad Mini's) and Androids. If you scan the code it will take you to an internet site.
Here are 3 activities using QR codes:
1) Articulation Practice Sheets - I generated articulation practice sheets for my students. They used my iPad to scan their paper and bring up their target sounds to practice.
2) Story Telling - My students had to scan the items on their page and as they did I had the actual pictures printed. They then generated a story about the pictures.
3) Expressive Language - I have used them to expand app learning. As an example, to go with Toca Band I created QR codes of the instruments and band members. To encourage communication I drew different color boxes around each code to encourage choices and requesting. So my students had to first tell me which color box they wanted to scan, and then they had to tell me what appeared on the iPad after they scanned it.
Here's how to get started using QR codes:
1) Download the free SCAN app, that is available on both the iTunes App store and the Android Market.
2) Create your own free QR codes, on Kaywa's website . Once the codes are created print them out and start using them in your therapy sessions.
After you have downloaded the scan app I encourage you to scan the QR code that is included in my blog. It's got a special message for you!