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Tired of the same ole PowerPoint routine? Get your students up and moving with this Consumerism QR Code WebQuest! This activity is perfect for any business course teaching about consumer agencies and consumer protection. This file includes 15 QR codes that when scanned link to different websites. Students will then research the corresponding question on their student handout and record the answer from the website. Topics covered include: Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), identity theft, scams, extended warranties, Fair Credit Billing Act, Truth in Lending Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and Equal Credit Opportunity Act. This activity is a great way to get students researching and collaborating. Students can work individually or in small groups based on your discretion.
Included in the PDF:
-Teacher Guide with Website Links, Questions, and Answers
-Instructions (see below)
-Student Handout with 15 Questions and 3 Question Reflection
-15 QR Codes with links to websites
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•Print one set of QR codes and a student handout for each student. Print student handout front and back to conserve paper.
•Cut each slide in half so there is one QR code per sheet of paper.
•Hang the QR codes around the classroom, a hallway, or the school.
•Decide if you would like students to complete the activity individually, with a partner, or a small group. Assign partner(s) if desired.
•Ensure students have access to a QR code reader on a device. This can be completed with a phone, tablet, or laptop, as long as it has a camera.
•Instruct students that they can start at any QR code. They will scan the code to visit the webpage needed to answer the question on the student handout.
•Close with a discussion about correct answers.
This activity pairs well with the Scams Research Project and Purchasing an Automobile: Financing, Researching, and Negotiating.
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