I love games!
Board games, card games, puzzles, word search, playground games, game shows, pinball, and sporting events. I enjoy being a participant OR a spectator.
I was a high school cheerleader (not gymnastic at all, just an encourager at heart) and I’m that
family member that always suggests, “Let’s play a game! Corn hole, Euchre, Trivial Pursuit anyone? “
I thrive on the comradery of teamwork or the self-satisfaction of a solo attempt. Games keep my brain sharp, my self-confidence up and my humility in check. They are a fun way to engage, learn, be active and/or socialize. Whether there is a prize at the end of the game or not, I want for that THRILL of the victory…or accept that AGONY of the defeat. After all, good sportsmanship is a valued lesson in life.
This year at PATINS Tech Expo we are providing a game
for our attendees. It is a QR Code Scavenger Hunt! Quick Response (QR) Codes can be read with a QR reader. There are many free readers out there to download to your device. e.g. Bakodo, SCAN, I-Nigma, Kaywa.
We are giving this a try at Tech Expo with the hope of engaging fun and providing attendees a chance to win an iPad Pro/Keyboard/Pencil from our Treasure Chest at the end of the day. Here’s how it will work - There will be 14 QR codes displayed at various Exhibitor Booths with questions about the PATINS staff to answer. Each will be a fun fact about a particular staff member and the Exhibitor will have the answer, so all it takes is a conversation to ask ‘em! Write the answer on the back of the Expo name badge, drop in the Treasure Chest at the Door Prize Booth when complete and VOILA…one has met the challenge and has discovered some tidbits about each of us that might not have been known. We are using http://www.classtools.net/
to generate our QR codes like this one It’s free, easy to use and would be a great resource to try out with your students for a creative learning activity.
If you are attending Tech Expo this year and participate in the QR Scavenger Hunt, I invite you to comment thru this blog on your experience. I look forward to reading your thoughts.