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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Teacher Appreciation - Tip #6: Create a QR Code Scavenger Hunt

Get tips and ideas every day in May for Teacher Appreciation Month on how you can thank your favorite teachers -- and support them throughout the year!
Credit: Illustration by Walter C. Baumann

Tip #6: Create a QR Code Scavenger Hunt That Leads to a Surprise

Want to surprise a teacher and prove that you know the latest technology? Why not create a quick response (QR) code scavenger hunt? You can use to scavenger hunt to lead your teacher to a surprise of some sort (flowers, cards, their group of students singing..the sky's the limit!).

Don't know how to create a QR code scavenger hunt? Check out this blog from educator Mary Beth Hertz: "Using QR Codes in the Classroom" or take a look at these resources: QR Codes in Education Live Binder by Steven Anderson or use this QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator. Bonus: Here's a great blog from Andrew Miller on "Twelve Ideas for Teaching with QR Codes."

"Every Day in May"

Every day in May we'll be offering up a new way to appreciate teachers.

Do you want to share a recommendation for how best to show your gratitude to an educator? Post a comment with your tip below -- we'll feature the most popular ones (that is, comments with the most likes) on Edutopia.org and in our newsletter.

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