|Go ahead! Try scanning this QR code with your mobile device and QR scanning app.|
In an earlier post I wrote about how I used QR codes to create a crime scene from Huck Finn.
Now we’re on to The Crucible. The play offers many opportunities for teaching in an English classroom. But every year when I teach it, students quickly become confused by all of the characters that present themselves early in the play. So I decided to take a different approach this year.
Since the characters are the hardest to nail down, I decided to start with them BEFORE we read the play. But I didn’t want to just talk about the characters. I thought this would be an opportunity to use a QR code scavenger hunt.
- By using www.qrstuff.com, I created QR codes that have brief descriptions of the main characters – 15 in total.
- I printed these QR codes.
- Hang them up in various places around the school.
Let the Hunt Begin
- Students search for the QR Codes (CLICK HERE to access the codes that I created and download for yourself).
- They use Scanner to scan the code.
- When the character description pops up, students copy the text and paste it into Notability (or another app of their choice).
- When all were scanned, they use Notability (or even paper and pencil) and begin creating a visual organizer of some kind to show…
- How the characters are related?
- Who lives in what household?
- Who doesn’t get along with whom and why?