Dive In

Welcome to the next issue of the Toilet Tech Talk! We hope that you have enjoyed learning about some new technology that you can use. Every other week, you will be able to learn a new techie tip during your time here in the toilet!

Take the Plunge

QR Codes seem to have exploded in the US during the past few months. Remember, these codes are like fancy barcodes that can be scanned to easily share text, SMS, a phone number, or take you to a website for more information. If you have a Smartphone, you can download a QR Code reader that will scan this code and then take you directly to the info that is hidden in the code. QR Codes are starting to pop up everywhere. Have you seen any of these recently? Bring in a QR Code (or a picture of one) that you have found and let’s post them here on the wall to share with others to see how prevalent they really are!

Spare a Square

Your task this week is to try adding your own QR Code to your newsletter that you send home with your kids. Remember, you don’t even need a smartphone to make a QR Code. Just go to a QR Code generator site like Kaywa (Http://qrcode.kaywa.com/) and insert the web address or text that you want to be coded in the design. It can be a link to your website or a reminder about the next PTO meeting date.

Cleaning Up

Think about it...how could you use QR Codes with students in your classroom? Feel free to share your ideas with your tech contact and your idea may show up in the next Toilet Tech Talk!

The Final Flush

***The authors of the Toilet Tech Talk hope that you will be able to use this information in a way that will help enrich your life and/or the lives of your students.

Don’t forget to wash your hands and try out your new tech skill!