The month of March is so chockful of activities - research papers, digital newsletters, our state's school librarians conference, instruction on online safety, PASS testing - that I can't possibly be expected to recognize Teen Tech Week in just a...week. Nope. If I'm gonna do this mother justice, it's going to need to be a month-long event. *cue Bobby Brown* That's myyyyyy perogative.
So since I'm giving myself some extra time for this, I decided to adapt a scavenger hunt idea I saw on Pinterest (but, of course!) to use with my kiddos for Teen Tech Month. The plan is to sponsor a month-long "Scappenger Hunt."
Students who wish to participate will be given a card filled with apps, as seen in the picture above, and as they complete tasks having to do with those apps (see below), I'll hole-punch them until they're done. The prize will be a giftcard to the new WalMart opening in our town this March, and everyone who gives it the ol' high school try will get some candy for their efforts. Students can use their Smartphones, iPods, iPads, and other devices to complete their mission both in the library with me or at home.
No surprise, my school district blocks more than a few of these app sites, which is why I am going to allow students to use their Smartphones and devices in my presence for a few of the hole-punches. Others can be done on their own time at home - they're probably on many of these sites already.
I may tinker a bit more with these tasks, but so far I've got...
Facebook – “Like” our Powdersville High School Facebook page
Twitter – start following @PatriotsRead1 which is our new library Twitter feed!
Pinterest – tweet a funny/humorous pin you like from Pinterest to @PatriotsRead1
Goodreads – post to Edmodo the link to a suggested Listopia of good books you'd recommend to others
Bump – share a picture of Hello Kitty with Mrs. Chesney
Instagram – tweet an Instagram pic of you either reading or doing some activity in our library to @PatriotsRead1
Dropbox - upload a picture of your favorite book/magazine/manga to www.dropitto.me/PatriotsRead1 password: *****
Tumblr – tweet a link to your favorite tumblr to @PatriotsRead1 and share what’s awesome about it
QRCode reader – view one of the movie trailers from the ‘Coming Soon to a Theatre Near You’ poster outside the library
Edmodo – answer the poll and comment your favorite app on the poll on our Edmodo Book Freaks page
ReplayIt – share a picture using the ReplayIt app to our yearbook staff (they might even use it in the yearbook!)
Pandora – find the 80s Pop music station and tweet the first song you hear to @PatriotsRead1
YouTube – watch a book trailer and tweet @PatriotsRead1 the link
Camscanner – scan a written homework assignment and save to Evernote to show Mrs. Chesney
Shazam – identify a song Mrs. Chesney will play over the iHome in the library
Evernote – show Mrs. Chesney the assignment you saved using CamscannerI've just set up a school library Twitter account at @PatriotsRead1 and thought this would be a great way to get students following it. If you have any other suggestions, please comment them! I won't be doing this until the month of March, so I've got a little time to adapt and then promote.