Scavenger Hunts have been a long tradition of fun and learning, and we’re giving you the chance to have fun with us in our very own QR Intel Engage Community Scavenger Hunt. Below you’ll see 11 different task codes. When used with a QR Code reader, you’ll be given challenges to complete. Each challenges requires proof that you’ve completed the task, so it is best to take notes as you go through the tasks.
Once ALL 11 tasks are complete, submit your answers in our Google Form. Successfully completed scavenger hunts will be entered in a drawing for the newest super cool teaching gadget - A Canson Papershow (This tool can definitely take interactive whiteboards to new levels).
Submit your challenge answers between November 21 and January 30 2012 to be entered into a drawing for the Canson Papershow. Have fun, and hopefully through this set of challenges, you’ll explore some new-to-you content and features in our community.
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Note: This drawing will only become active when a minimum of 10 participants respond which means in some cases, the drawing will take place after the above mentioned date. For a complete description and eligibility of Engage community drawings, click on the Intel Bunny Person.
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I like how this activity helped me understand better how to use QR codes. I have considered these could be a tool for my science classroom. This activity helped me consider more options for the QR codes in education. (I had to use the ZXing Online Decoder tool to check these QR codes since I do not use a smartphone.)
We are using QRafter as our QR reader. The simple reader is free, but if you purchase the full version, you have the option of creating QR codes as well. I like that the app is made for the iPad. I also really like the batch scan option, and I have had little to no trouble scanning codes.
I enjoy using QR codes for information sending and sharing! This was a fun activity. I hope we get a few more participants so the prize may be awarded!
Even though I have commented, it is not showing me the ability to rate the activity...
One thing I've been curious about is whether all QR scanner/ readers are similar. I know I can embed a link in a code, and I have one for my own LiveBinder, but I haven't played with them enough to know just what sorts of material can be embedded in a code. I suppose images, text, and links are all possible. I'll have to visit the links above to learn more.
Loving this challenge! I'm using online QR code readers because my Blackberry isn't doing so well.
What a great way to encourage students to explore more about a topic/picture/story/ etc. Scavenger Hunt to various sites or give them various activities to do and then reward when they succeed
Found this one: http://zxing.org/w/decode.jspx
Need to download image, then upload to their site, but pretty quick results (gave me the text file in a new window) and was able to read the 2 codes that for some unknown reason my iPad couldn't!
I'm glad you found a solution! Instead of downloading, I right-clicked the QR code and copied link location, then I was able to paste the link into the decoder. I don't remember what I used exactly, but I refind this link of "Best 5 Free Online QR Code Readers". I love the idea of using QR Codes for a Scavenger Hunt. I may try this in my next training for teachers.
Just a reminder that you still have a few more days to participate in this Scavenger Hunt adventure. Don't forget to click on the link to enter your information in the Google Doc and then return to this thread and post your throughts. Don't worry about not being able to rate the thread portion of the Scavenger Hunt.
This was a creative way to use QR codes and to set up a scavenger hunt to explore the Intel Engage Community. I enjoyed looking through the Googly Moogly resources shared....kind of got lost in them. I loved Kathy Schrock's Bloom Taxonomy chart of Google apps.
I would give this discussion 5 stars!
This is the first time I have used the QR codes. I loved it and now want to make a scavenger hunt for my students. I loved trying new things within the intel site! I had not looked at all of the different features! I really enjoyed that! Thanks for planting a seed that I will hopefully utilize in my classroom!
Congratulations to Monique Agueros! Her name has been selected in our random drawing for this thread. She is now the new owner of a Canson Paper Show. Monique, look for an email with details on how to receive your product. Thank you all for participating in this fun activity; let us know how you have implemented any new (or refreshed) learning as the result of contrubuting to this thread. Look for our other random drawings on specific threads...it's like a treasure hunt and along the way you find some amazing dicussions and conversations.
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Here's some additional resources for using codes in classroom from the Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet blog:
Speaking of QR Codes in the classroom ...
I was playing around with Peter Vogel's Google Spreadsheet QR Code page. You can copy column "B" into your own spreadsheet and use it to generate your own QR codes easily.
I thought this might be useful in preparing a review section for my classes and wondered what other classroom ideas people had for this simple QR Code Generator.