QR Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are a great way to get students up and moving, and review concepts. In preparation for our summative test, I put together a Cell Scavenger hunt. This consisted of 15 review questions on parts of the cell and their functions. Each question was embedded in a QR code, and put up around the school building. Students worked in pairs, looking for the questions and completing an answer sheet.
The QR codes were generated using a QR Code generator. Students were invited to use their own devices (they were given homework to install a QR code reader) to read the codes. The advantage to these codes is that no Internet access is needed, so a phone was not necessary. Any student without a device was paired with a student that had one, or iPads were available for students to borrow.
The feedback from the activity was immediate and overwhelmingly positive. Students loved to be able to use their own devices (normally they are asked to keep them put away). The activity was done near the end of the day when energy was low and students were wiggly, so being able to run around with permission was definitely helpful. In terms of the content, this activity helped some students see how well prepared they were, and led others to spend some extra time reviewing with me and on their own.