Learners are provided with a list of questions and links to websites that will answer each question. Learners must use the internet to find the answers to questions.
Learners visit a recycling website then complete a downloaded question sheet (More details…)
|Source||Education World Website|
|Use||Range of learners from primary to secondary and adult.|
|Delivery||Needs website for hosting the web pages|
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A scavenger hunt focuses on a particular theme and assists the learner to develop research and synthesis skills. The scavenger hunt is designed to introduce learners to using search engines to find a range of information on the internet.
It would be possible to use some of the quiz facilities available in Learning Management Systems for students to enter the answers to the scavenger hunt. They could record their answers first on a paper based handout and then enter the answers into the online quiz. Points could be awarded for innovative search techniques.
Learners will be developing many generic skills as they complete the scavenger hunt. In particular they will be developing skills in:
It is possible to develop scavenger hunts with a minimum of technology and skills. At a basic level you can provide the learners with a handout, which lists questions and possible websites for answering the questions.
You can also use web sites that offer scavenger hunt creation such as:
Scavenger Hunts could also be made available to learners using Wikis. Learner answers could also be posted there.
Easy to set up and manage Online Survey Tools can be used freely for up to 10 questions. Learners’ answers can be gathered and downloaded for assessment purposes.
Alternatively a more technically sophisticated option would be develop interactive websites, metaphorical environments and quizzes for guiding learners and recording their answers.
The teacher will need to have design skills for developing interesting and educationally sound questions which engage and challenge the learners.