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Guest Post: QR Scavenger Hunts


I love using QR codes in my classroom! There are a lot of reasons:

» Takes students directly to a website you have chosen

» Eliminates frustration of typing in long web addresses (perfect for students in an inclusion class, occupational therapy, etc.)

» Saves time!

I make QR codes using free QR code generators like and distribute them to my students as a scavenger hunt. I’ll have questions ready for each website so students are focused as they conduct Internet research. You can post these QR codes around the classroom, create QR stations, or simply give them to your students with their scavenger hunt activity sheet.

Whether we’re getting ready to compost, about to start a unit on deforestation, or need a quick overview of topics like Lewis and Clark, the Dust Bowl, the Trail of Tears, the Gold Rush, the Great Plains, the Bill of Rights, Amazon Rainforest, Inuit or the Mayan, Inca and Aztec Civilizations, QR scavenger hunts are a great way to get students excited and engaged.

Click on the links above for QR code scavenger hunts with Common Core aligned lesson plans on each topic!

Here’s a bundle of QR code scavenger hunt lesson plans!

Monica Burns is a NYC educator, EdTech Blogger and Apple Distinguished Educator with a passion for using technology with her students. Check out her website for technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards and more ways to become a tech-savvy teacher!

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Looking for some technology integration ideas to enhance your classroom lessons? Then be sure to check out my "Tech Tips" for the latest and greatest Web 2.0 tools, applications and web sites that can be incorporated into activities and/or projects. Although some posts may not be applicable to your content area or grade level, be sure to check back often as I will be varying ideas in order to provide resources across the K-12 curriculum.

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