Create Your QR Scavenger Hunt
How to Create a QR Code Scavenger Hunt
Determine what components of physical education will be featured in the QR codes. It could be exercise related to fitness components, a health and wellness component, a sports skill, and a manipulative or a locomotive skill (see figure2). Instead of asking the students to perform a set number of repetitions for each activity, consider using time (e.g. as many pushups you can in do in 30 seconds) to allow the students to participate at their own pace. In addition to these components, consider using cross-discipline topics such as math, science, and others.
Figure 12: Inclusive exercise cards (each card has a designated QR code)
Use a spacious location such as the gym or outdoor facility. Make sure the QR codes are placed in areas that are safe and accessible for students with mobility impairment. Ensure the area has a strong Wi-Fi signal or has a Wi-Fi hotspot available. Set up space boundaries and let the students know how far they can go when looking for the QR codes (see figure 3).
Figure 3: Visual of boundaries for the Inclusive PE QR code scavenger hunt
There are many QR code generator apps to choose from. I used Quick QR Code Generator. If you are creating QR codes for images or pictures keep in mind that these files are too large for a QR code. However, you can load the image to a cloud storage software such as Dropbox or iCloud. After the images are stored in the cloud software, you can create a link that is compatible with the QR code generator software.
Prior to the activity download a user-friendly QR code reader app on all cellular devices. Allow time for students to become proficient at using the app. Set up the QR codes and do a test-run to ensure that everything is working properly. Make sure to minimize any possible chance for the technology to malfunction such as low charge batteries or laminated QR codes that are hard to read by the QR code reader app.
Specify a theme for the scavenger hunt. Here are some options:
• List of objects to find
• Fact finding
• Solving a problem
• Completing tasks
Figure 4. Reading QR Codes
This activity can be done individually or with groups. Dividing the students into groups is more effective. If you choose to have groups, students can perform different roles to complete the activity such as handling the QR reader and tracking the progression of the group through the course. Encourage all members of the group to participate in the activities. For example, if a QR code shows an activity card for push-ups all the students of that group should perform the activity. Don’t send all the students on their quest at the same time. A good strategy to stagger the start of the groups is to have the students solve a problem in order to be able to start. Be creative and use various ways to track when a student finds a QR code. You can use a checklist, email, social media apps, two way radios and much more (see table 1).
Physical Education QR Code Scavenger Hunt (key)Instructions: Answer the clues below to find the hidden QR codes. Use a QR code scanner app to read the QR code and reveal an exercise. Use the table below to document the QR codes found and the exercise completed.
|Write a check mark when completed.||Use this code to find the QR code.||Write the name of the exercise found on the QR code and the number of repititions completed.|
|1.||“A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles”. Washington Irving|
|2.||“When you set a good example to the world, you become a flag waving on the skies of the entire world!” Mehmet ildan|
|3.||"Music like love floating in the air
You can reach out grab it everywhere
Show you you´re special loved
You were put here on earth to make goodness for people
Better make it worth living while the world still spinning, come on!" By Rihanna
|4.||"Swing dance" is a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1940s, with the origins of each dance predating the popular "swing era". Wikipedia|
|5.||Santa baby, I want a yacht and really that's not a lot
Been an angel all year
Santa baby, so hurry down the chimney tonight Chimney.
By Songwriters: Joan Javits / Philip Springer / Tony Springer
|6.||Michael Jordan made his preseason debut last night, hitting his first shot after coming off the bench during the second quarter of the Washington Wizards' 96-73 victory over the Nuggets in Denver. The New York Times Oct/22/2002|
|7.||One of the most enjoyable parts of visiting Cracker Barrel is sitting in the r_ _ _ _ _ _ c_ _ _ _ s.|
|8.||To count from 1 to 601 would take you about give minutes.|
|9.||It is a garden feature forming a shaded walkway, passageway, or sitting area of vertical posts or pillars that usually support cross-beams and a sturdy open lattice, often upon which woody vines are trained.|
|Group Name: Student Name:|
Key: fountain, flag pole, bongos in playground, swing seat, outdoor chimney near patio, bench, rocker chair, door with # 601 and pergola.