I just read a post by Katie Stansberry at http://www.iste.org/connect/iste-connects/blog.aspx and how she used a a free QR code generator and created a scavenger hunt for her students with their cell phones at the University of Oregon. It got me thinking… why not teach students how to use their technology (they probably do it better than we do) to teach them coodinates in math/geography and map-making skills…. use gps coordinates, QR codes, and a portable laptop to gather clues, record them and plot them on a map that they generate. The final result, a map with coordinates, a list of the activities performed or problem solved at each point. Finally, they could create a scavenger hunt for another team.
Sounds like a little problem solving to me and a fun way to do it… If you try it, let us know what you did and how it worked… I’m going to do more thinking about this and maybe have something to post later! Find some great ideas and resources for using QR Codes in your classrooom at: http://pinterest.com/napmath/qr-code-ideas-for-ed-with-resources/ and http://qrphoria.com/