I spend a lot of time sharing the benefits of scannable technology with teachers. QR codes and augmented reality triggers make it easy for students, teachers, and school visitors to find a web resource by using a scanning app on their device. Another option for quick website sharing is a URL shortener like goo.gl or bit.ly.
By shortening a long URL you can make it easy for students, parents, or other educators to locate material on the web. All you have to do is copy and paste a website into the URL shortener. It will automatically shrink the website and give you a short URL that takes you the same place.
Some people like using URL shorteners because they can track how many people have clicked on a specific link. It can also be used to bookmark favorite websites that you share frequently with members of your school community.
Try adding a short URL on a class newsletter or message home to parents!