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.