This is a complete QR Code online scavenger hunt for middle school students. The lesson is divided into three sections with a QR Code(s) within each section. The unit is designed to use on an iPad with the following apps already installed:
The lesson is designed to take at least three class days and be completed entirely on an iPad. I used the lesson as a follow up to the novel, "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen. It could be used in conjunction with an unit with the theme of bullying, stereotypes, and/or culture.
Section 1: Your School’s Cultural Environment: Bullying
Students will scan the QR Code and read the article. They will use the "Comic Book" app to create a situation that reflects on the article.
Section 2: Cultural Diversity: Gender Stereotypes; Teenage Stereotypes
Students will scan the two QR Codes and read about different stereotypes. They will discuss the positive and negative stereotypes that are associated with gender and stereotypes. They will complete a Frayer Model on the "Popplet" app.
Section 3: Cultural Diversity: World Landmarks
This sections explores how culture affects and contributes to an individual. Here, students will choose a landmark and reflect on how this landmark forms the culture. Students will use the "Show Me" app to record their summary of the landmark and upload photographs.
Some knowledge of the apps is required, but I have found the students to be much better at maneuvering the apps than myself and I often learn something new with each different class.
To assess, students can take a "screen shot" of their final product. They can present their activities. Or, they can upload them onto a site, such as Edmodo.com, if you have access to this. Work could also be emailed if this is an option to you.
This was a really fun and unique activity to use in class. The kids loved working with the iPads and enjoyed using the various apps. Personally, I used these activities for enrichment purposes only and did not assign a "score" for the tasks. I let the kids work with their classmates and they really learned a lot. I hope your middle schoolers enjoy this activity as well!