A quick response code is an image you can scan using your smart phone. You will probably be seeing these a lot in the library this year. Once you scan them, your phone will be directed to either text or Internet content, depending on what I choose to link it to.
These codes are a great way to get quick information from the library. Last year, I held a trivia contest using these codes. I also linked book trailers to their books, and now I will be using them in a library scavenger hunt. Outside of school, you might even find these codes on product labels. I have personally used them to get coupons at Walgreens and Carmike theatres.
How can I get my phone to scan QR codes?
All you have to do is download a barcode reader to your smartphone. I prefer using I-nigma, as it works for both Apple and Android phones. This app can also be downloaded to your iPod, if you have Internet available.
What if I don't have a smartphone?
If you don't have a smartphone, don't worry. All of the barcodes used inside TSTEM library have a web link directly underneath them. If you want to see what the QR code will lead you to, all you have to do is type in that address in your computer's browser! Some of these codes (like the one posted here) are on YouTube. If you'd like to see what they lead to, ask a friend to scan it for you!
9th Grade Library Orientation - Scavenger Hunt
9th graders, you may download your QR code scavenger hunt directly from this page. Once it is complete, save it to your computer (don't forget to rename it) and upload it here!