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Photo Scavenger Hunt
Picture It! - Photo Scavenger Hunts in the Classroom
Photo scavenger hunts get students moving while engaging them with course content. Well-designed photo scavenger hunts integrate 21st century skills and promote higher-order thinking.
- Consider asking students to bring digital cameras from home.
- Perhaps students can use the cameras on their cell phones.
- This works well as a small group activity making it possible for students to share cameras.
- Remember that some cameras have special equipment (USB wire, USB drive, card reader, etc.) to move the photos to a computer.
STEP 1: Please work in pairs to complete one of the following activities.
- MATH: Take photos that demonstrate at least 6 of the following terms from geometry:
- similar, congruent
- point, ray, line
- parallel, perpendicular, intersecting
- acute angle, right angle, obtuse angle
LANGUAGE ARTS: Select at least 3 of the following stories/fables/myths. Communicate the moral of each selected story/fable/myth with only 1 photo.
- Little Red Riding Hood
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- The Boy Who Cried Wolf
- The Emperor's New Clothes
- Stone Soup
- King Midas' Golden Touch
LANGUAGE ARTS: Select at least 1 of the following stories/movies. Communicate at least 3 themes from the selected story/movie with only 1 photo per theme.
STEP 2: Work with your partner(s) to develop a presentation using your photos from Step 1.
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- It's a Wonderful Life
- Gone with the Wind
STEP 3: Prepare for the Student Showcase
- What is your reaction to this activity? Does it have educational value?
- What are some possible ways to assess students’ understanding of the content with this kind of activity?
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of assessing students’ mastery using this type of technology.
- Multiple Representations of Mathematic Understanding
- Multiple Representations of Language Arts Understanding
- The Great Scavenger Hunt, April 16-17, 2011
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