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Cloud QR Image, Video and Audio QR Code Creator

May 12, 2017

If you’re a regular follower of you know how much I love QR codes. Cloud QR is an app that makes it simple to create QR codes from images, sounds and video. With Cloud QR, users can create QR codes that link to a website as well as other types of media. Instead of following lots of steps to get your desired outcome, Cloud QR makes the process of connecting media to a QR code easier than ever.

Looking to create a QR code to connect students to an image? Cloud QR lets users pick an image from the image library on their device, Cloud QR uploads it to a server, and creates a QR code from the link. It just takes a few seconds and two clicks to go from an image on your tablet or smartphone to a QR code that is ready for students to scan. This means you can connect students to something like (1) a picture of steps in a science experiment or (2) a snapshot of a primary source document all with a simple scan.

Cloud QR Image, Video and Audio QR Code Creator

In addition to connecting images to QR codes, Cloud QR lets you use the built-in microphone on your tablet or smartphone to record audio and narrate images. When scanned, the student can see the image and hear the narration you recorded. You can also pick a video from your device and Cloud QR uploads it to your own YouTube account (as an unlisted video) and creates a QR code from the link. When you share the QR code with students they only see the the video, without leaving Cloud QR.
The YouTube playlist below gives lots of tips for getting started with Cloud QR.


Since Cloud QR is a popular app in schools they’ve removed extra distractions so links to YouTube, Vimeo and other video sites only shows the embedded video, without the related clips or social features you usually see pop up on the screen. When you use Cloud QR to link to an image it only shows the image and links to audio only shows a Play button. If you take advantage of the plain text option, students can also have text read aloud using the speech synthesizer.

Cloud QR is available for iOS (iPad & iPhone) and Android and there are no advertisements or in-app purchases once you download the app. Learn more by visiting Cloud QR’s website!

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

3 Responses to “Cloud QR Image, Video and Audio QR Code Creator”

  1. I was wondering if you know how to copy the QR code onto a document. I like to read books to my struggling readers, and I have several copies of the same book, therefore I need multiple copies. I don’t like to waste my paper! I don’t know how to download it other than Adobe, and I can’t edit the file.

    • Monica Burns

      Hi Cat! You can think of the QR code as an image file – so it’s kind of like adding clip art to a documents. Just open up a Word Doc, Google Doc, or Pages (whatever you would use on your device) and import the QR code file to the document. Then hit print and the QR code will be ready for students to scan. Have you seen my book on QR codes? You can find more info here:

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