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QR Code Contact Information for Back to School Night

QR Code Contact Information for Back to School Night

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As back to school night approaches you will no doubt have parents asking you for your contact information. Instead of handing out business cards or your name and contact information scribbled on a piece of paper, consider creating a digital business card QR code that parents can scan with their smart phones. Here’s the quick and easy way to do it:

Step 1. Go to http://www.qrstuff.com/

Step 2. Select the “Digital Business Card” option under Data Type

Step 3. Click on the “Create Yours Now” button under Content

Step 4. Fill in the form with as much information as you want to share. For website URL, you can place a link to your class website. Upload a picture of yourself so parents can remember who you are. When done, save your digital business card.

Step 5. Download the created QR Code to your computer and email the image to yourself or simply email it to yourself through the website (under “Output Type”)

Step 6. Open the email on your phone and tap and hold on the image to save it to your photo album. I created a separate album on my phone and placed the QR code image in it for easy access.

And that’s it. When a parent asks you for contact information, simply pull out your phone, go to your images and display the QR code on your phone for them to scan with their phone. Parents can choose to add your information to their contact list.

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Samer Rabadi's picture
Samer Rabadi
Community Manager at Edutopia
Staff

In another conversation, a teacher wrote about how she posts a QR code with her contact information outside her classroom. Just print it, tape it up, and there you go. So easy!

Laura Bradley, MA, NBCT's picture
Laura Bradley, MA, NBCT
Middle school English/Digital Media teacher

Our principal did that for us -- every classroom door has a QR code on it, which is linked to each teacher's website. Since I only see my parents for 8 minutes/class at Back-to-School Night, I don't think I would have time to have them all scan a QR code. As it is, I can barely get in all the info I want them to get in 8 minutes. But the permanent code on the door means the parents can scan it any time.

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Laura Thomas's picture
Laura Thomas
Director, Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal
Facilitator 2014

Also, if you have it on your door AND on the handout you give at Back-To-School night, they can snap a picture anytime it's convenient.

Laura Bradley, MA, NBCT's picture
Laura Bradley, MA, NBCT
Middle school English/Digital Media teacher

Our principal did that for us -- every classroom door has a QR code on it, which is linked to each teacher's website. Since I only see my parents for 8 minutes/class at Back-to-School Night, I don't think I would have time to have them all scan a QR code. As it is, I can barely get in all the info I want them to get in 8 minutes. But the permanent code on the door means the parents can scan it any time.

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