Last week, I decided to allow my students to use their own devices in the classroom. At my school, students have to keep their cell phones put up unless they are needed and have been approved by the teacher. I developed a QR code scavenger hunt.
We began our state testing review early last week. We usually spend about three to five weeks reviewing. Students can get bored since we are not learning new material each day so I try to allow the students to compete and move around as much as possible. I keep track of group points and individual points throughout the review and then reward the winners right before state testing.
For this assignment, I created QR codes using a free resource online. You can Google many different ones. I just put questions on the QR codes...all about the states of matter. Then, I hid each QR code around the classroom. I used two copies (so I actually hid twenty QR codes). This made the challenge a little more difficult. Students loved it! They were literally running around the classroom. I allow my students to work in pairs for activities like this in case someone doesn't have their own device.
The first group to get me their answers were the winners...if all their answers were correct. Students left the classroom anxious to tell the other classes how much fun class was today. You can see the full lesson by clicking HERE.