QR Codes to Bookmark Edu Websites on iPad

Next year, our elementary school will roll out a 1:1 iPad program for 3rd and 4th grade classrooms. A time-consuming step in the implementation process is setting up students with the proper software, user accounts, and educational bookmarks on their iPad.

This post will describe a quick method for students to bookmark essential educational websites to their web browsers. Teachers usually have a list of essential websites that they require students to use in a regular basis throughout the year. Here is how it works:

1. Create QR codes with a QR code generator (I prefer qrstuff.com).
2. Download the QR codes onto their computer, and drag the codes onto a document like the one below. Make sure to label the codes with the name of the websites.

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3. Print out the document and make copies. Pass out the documents to the students at the start of the year.

4. Students will use a scanning app to scan the QR codes. A window will appear to link your students to the website.

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5. Students will then add the websites to their mobile bookmark folder. For Chrome users, tap on the star next to the address bar to bookmark the website.

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