If your school has purchased iPads or other smart devices and you are a little nervous or leery of using them, QR code activities are one of the easiest ways to implement these devices in your classroom.
In this back to school scavenger hunt, you will familiarize your students with important people and places in their school, as well as the smart devices available in your classroom, in a fun, interactive way. You and your students will read riddles and scan the QR code using your smart device on the back of each card to discover the next place you will visit in the school. In this activity, you and your students will visit:
1) your classroom (of course)
2) the restroom
6) nurse's office
7) counselor's office
8) computer lab
9) secretary's office
10) principal's office
11) music room
13) custodian's office
14) bus loading area
15) parent pick-up/drop-off
16) science lab* (if your school does not have a science lab, instructions are provided in the activity on how to omit this card)
**Please make sure you have a smart device (iPad, tablet, phone, etc.) that can scan QR codes before purchasing this product.
Prior to the activity, you will need to print this activity, cut/fold the cards following the directions provided, and place them in the designated locations around the school (i.e. cafeteria, nurse's office, gym, principal's office, etc.). Then, you or a student will read the riddle on the first card. Students will guess the place/person the card refers to, and then you or a student will scan the QR code using a QR code reader on your smart device. The answer will pop up on the screen, and you and your students will travel to that location, flip over the card posted outside that room, read the riddle, scan the QR code, and so on.
We hope you enjoy this product, and we'd love to hear your feedback! :)
~Heather & Ashley
Product created by Watson Works, 2014