QR Treasure Hunts
Do you love QR Codes as much as I do? QR Codes are like opening digital gifts. You just don't know what's behind the code until you scan it. And who doesn't like gifts!?! I have seen my students' eyes light up when using QR Codes.
I have used QR Codes a few different ways over the years.
- tell students what their morning work is
- add information to informational books
- share book trailers of books
- invite students to listen to a story
- share student work
- share my contact information
I am truly excited about this new way to use QR Codes - Treasure Hunts! I have used QR Codes for this before, but what I particularly like about this is that it takes care of a lot of leg work for me. I also like that you can go back in to edit the questions and/or answers.
I will be introducing genre to my second grade library friends over the next month. When we finish this exploration I wanted a fun way for them to show what they know about genre - a Treasure Hunt (aka Scavenger Hunt). And I just so happened to stumble upon this QR Code Treasure Hunt generator on Pinterest! What an even more fun way to practice genre!
I created some cute genre clues in rhyme in a Google Doc. I also included the answers. It's important that you type them in the format requested: Q*A. Example: What is the tallest mountain?*Mount Everest. Then, I copied everything in the Google Doc and pasted it into the QR Code Treasure Hunt generator. It created QR Codes for each question, I printed them & my genre treasure hunt is created!
I am so excited to use this QR Code Treasure Hunt! When we are done exploring the genres, I will post the QR Codes around the library. The students will scan them to read the clue and walk around the library to find the answer and next question. I will definitely post pix, but that won't be until January!