QR Codes and Google Drive

One of the most powerful tools to enter the early years classroom is the QR Code. QR Codes have provided a platform for allowing our youngest learners to access content from the web which has been deemed appropriate yet

entails very little complexity for the user. In the past we have often built websites (weekly’s) to put videos or content which we want young learners to access. This at times has been time consuming for teachers to build and set up and has not always run as smoothly as we envisaged.

Our Intranet platform does not necessarily solve any of our frustrations as it is locked for parent/ student access only, students would be required to log in each time a QR code was scanned. So embedding our movies, clips or text into a locked site was not ideal, but making the items or pages ‘public’ defeats the purpose of us having protected material as a school.

Google drive has come to the rescue… and it’s easy!

By simply placing videos into Google drive, you can follow these simple steps:

1. Right click on your movie and click ‘Share’

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2. Click the ‘Get shareable link’ button and copy the link

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3. Choose your favourite QR Code generator and past it in the URL link

There is no need to embed videos anywhere else, it is now easily accessible from any mobile device with a QR Code Reader

iPad as a QR Code Generator

Take a look at this blog post  – Connectingthedisconnect It demonstrates how to turn your iPad into a QR Code generator

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