QR Treasure Hunt Generator

| September 1, 2011 | 2 Comments 

Great to be back down to it tomorrow after a wonderful Almost Analogue August, and here’s a gem for the new year:

Another genius idea from the ever inventive Russel Tarr and Class Tools.net: a very simple QR Treasure Hunt Generator!

Get your students using their mobile devices to move and to learn.

No programming experience needed and there are just three easy stages:

1. Submit! Input a series of questions and answers.just cut and paste from a word processor.

2. Create! Get a QR code for each question.These are automatically generated as text files, no need for web access to read.

3. Display! Put the QR codes around your school.Be creative – different sizes, different places.

And that’s it apart from…

4. Begin! Students find and answer the questions. The team with the most correct answers in the time available wins.

To help you even further further, and when wanting to link to something on the web, Russell has developed a little widget to instantly create QR codes for different websites, or sections of text.

Go to THIS PAGE. When you are there, drag the button onto the bookmarks bar on your browser. When you click the button it will create a QR code of the page you’re visiting. You can also highlight text on a page and the button will then create a QR code based just on that text.

Thank you for another piece of Quality Russell

If you want to find out even more, visit Cyndi Danner Kuhn’s superb post on Technology Bits Bytes & Nibbles! called “QR Treasure Hunt Generator! Get students using their mobile devices to move and to learn”

Category: 2) Useful n Interesting

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  1. We are starting to develop a series of games for D&T, and were thinking of using QR codes; in your experience, will schools allow pupils to use smart phones in the classroom, or should we look at webcams for example, as a means of linking physical with virtual gaming, as a means of delivering and revising the curriculum?
    We started this project as a means of providing curricular material to help teachers to integrate our 3D products and technologies into the curriculum, but this idea may go much further than that.
    Your feedback would be much appreciated.

  2. Tim says:

    Hi Martin – there are still many, varied approaches, thoughts and policies on mobile tech in classrooms. The argument that they are too expensive can be “got around” by starting with “older” smartphones etc that parents and colleagues are upgrading to newer ones. After that, it is dependent, still, on confidences of staff, and an open, and imaginative approach to enabling their power and potential.
    `web cams still need a “confidence boost” as you are suddenly exposing your presence to “who knows who”!
    In reality they can offer a good way to interact with things like your concepts.
    QR codes, or bar codes and varieties (such as Aurasma) are in their infancy even now.
    I wish you luck in enhancing the curriculum through their use and in harnessing the power of these little black and white squares.
    Keep in touch

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