I was out at the park with my family enjoying a play date when a group of kids were looking for bury treasure at the park since this was their last day of summer vacation. My son was joining in on the search and that’s when I thought about this great Tech Smash. Classrooms are always working on scavenger hunts on iPads or other mobile devices and using Apps like, Aurasma or QR Codes to help in their searches. I was looking over a great classroom assignment were the Teacher would use their Pebble Watch to work with their students through the constant contact App when they had questions or needed help with their assignments. So, I thought why not do a relay between the iPads and the Pebble Watch to give students the next on the list for their scavenger hunts. The teacher assigns their students to scan a target image in Aurasma that gives their instructions for the scavenger hunt. They then go in search for their objectives. Once they find what they believe is the target they take a picture on their iPads and relay it to their Teacher’s Pebble Watch. If the answer is correct, the Teacher gives the next set of instructions to find the next QR Code or Aurasma to get instructions on their next assignment.
When the hunt is finished, the students put their images on a Google Doc and turn in their completed assignment that the Teacher can access later for grading and participation making it completely paperless. Give it a try.