I was so excited about having iPads® in my classroom this year. We have enjoyed using them in many ways, and now we have an even bigger opportunity. Through the generous giving of students’ parents and the community, our school now has a portable iPad lab. I can now plan activities in which every child in my class has an iPad.
We just started the third quarter, and my class has earned a “treat” for getting six big ice-cream scoops. (If you missed my post about positive reinforcement, you can find it here.) With it being wintertime, I usually do something like hot chocolate and an indoor snowball fight. But since we had the new iPad lab, I thought the kids would enjoy doing a special activity using those.
An iPad Scavenger Hunt
I first saw this idea on a blog post from EdTechWorkshop. The children take the iPads outside and go on a nature hunt. Since the temperatures outside were hovering around freezing, I decided to modify the activity and make it an inside hunt.
The kids had to take six photos.
Then they took the photos and imported them into the Pic Collage app. This app allows you to make a collage from digital photos. It includes different layouts, backgrounds, text options, and even stickers to decorate with. The stickers were a big hit with the kids! My class had a wonderful time choosing their items and making collages.
You can download and make your own version of this iPad classroom scavenger hunt by selecting the image below.
I think it was a great technology treat. And the best part—it was sugar free!
Have you ever used technology for a reward for your class?