Oh, and this is NOT an apology for not posting! I've always said about blogging, and went into greater detail in 11 Reflective Blogging Tips & Ideas - post when you can and never apologize. Real life and family is important, blogs can wait. But you're important, too - so let's get going!
Aww, aren't my students adorable?
OK! I wanted to engage my kiddos with a new kind of
QR Code scavenger hunt involving, of course, PokémonGo! First, I took pictures of 10 different locations around our Library Media Center, then using a Photoshop template I super-imposed 10 Pokémon (some VERY RARE!) as if they were crouching, hiding, or sleeping there, and then created a QR code using Google URL Shortener that linked to that photo on Flickr that they would scan and "capture" with their BYOD devices and five of my own.
Objective: Capitalizing on the engagement of the PokemonGo App game, students will use digital devices and QR Codes to explore the Library Media Center and discover important sections, features, and resources and reveal hidden and very rare Pokémon.
You can grab, make a copy, and modify for yourself on my Google Drive, download the Photoshop Elements PSD template or the PDF on my Wiki. Includes 3 printable worksheets, QR codes in 2 different sizes, and more!
Here's the first Tweet I shared about this:
This is what I'm working on— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 5, 2016
A #QRCode #PokemonGO
Library Media Scavenger Hunt pic.twitter.com/rGWEusVR3d
Feel free to take, use, & share this lesson. It would be nice if you kept my name at the bottom, but this is all Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike Attribution and I’m not really going to lose sleep any over it! But, if you do adapt it and change it, I’d LOVE if you would share your version with me and the world! That would be super cool! W00t! @GwynethJones
Printable Pokemon scavenger hunt worksheets are below. 3 versions: One blank for kids to discover the Pokemon and write down their names & CP points, one with the names listed already for faster playing, and one just a checklist of the location clues for a super quick activity.
When doing the lesson with the kiddos, I found out that, with all the orientation information I had to share with my kiddos and only 45 min, I was short on time to do the whole sheet activity so I made a quick checklist of location clues that was still fun, had the kiddos running around the library on task, and worked great!
Modifications: You can add the names of the Pokemon at the bottom of the blank list if you’re worried kiddos would have trouble spelling them.
You could also forgo all the Photoshop and add the Pokémon name and CP points onto the Pokémon using my favorite FREE photo editing website Picmonkey. Kiddos search for the hidden Pokémons, write the name and CP points down on their worksheet and voila!
Here are the photos I took from the activity with my awesome kids!
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FREE #PokemonGO RARE Sign— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 8, 2016
Download Here! It's @creativecommons https://t.co/9YYnMQ95bA#TLChat pic.twitter.com/4xJlSvkSlj
3 Ways #PokémonGO Can Create Meaningful Learning Opportunities https://t.co/TnUKjZ515w pic.twitter.com/dDvGGWIFT1— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 11, 2016
Easy Pokeball Bookmark - Pokemon Go Origami - Paper Crafts - Collab ... via @SJBetteridge https://t.co/OjrKD69I6g pic.twitter.com/kjUOKMblAw— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 7, 2016
Pokémon GO Bookmarks Free Printable Download via @SJBetteridge https://t.co/JDecUXEGip pic.twitter.com/CLp78xFPKD— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 7, 2016
Last thought about my #PokemonGO activity, @tlovesbooks suggested a talking Pokemon! I may try a @Blabberize https://t.co/upLZwSdKyf #Time— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 6, 2016
#PokemonGo Rare Pokemon List: Where to Find Snorlax, Dratini, Lapras & More https://t.co/9m284hxtEn pic.twitter.com/xuDxHCguLO— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 6, 2016
#PokemonGo evolution calculator will help you get the most powerful Pokemon https://t.co/mtxgjGkArl pic.twitter.com/ZuDgHL06Pt— Gwyneth Jones (@GwynethJones) September 5, 2016