1. Arrange students into groups. Each group needs at least ONE person who has a mobile device.
2. If their phone camera doesn't automatically detect and decode QR codes, ask students to
4. Cut them out and place them around your class / school.
1. Give each group a clipboard and a piece of paper so they can write down the decoded questions and their answers to them.
2. Explain to the students that the codes are hidden around the school. Each team will get ONE point for each question they correctly decode and copy down onto their sheet, and a further TWO points if they can then provide the correct answer and write this down underneath the question.
3. Away they go! The winner is the first team to return with the most correct answers in the time available. This could be within a lesson, or during a lunchbreak, or even over several days!
4. A detailed case study in how to set up a successful QR Scavenger Hunt using this tool can be found here.
|1. 1Who is the author of Coraline?||Neil Gaiman||2. 2What are two other texts he has written?||Teacher discretion||3. 3Coraline has her name confused often. What name is it confused with?||Caroline||4. 4Coraline lives in a house shared with how many other (real) people, who are they?||Five, Miss Spink, Miss Forcible, her Mum, her Dad and the Crazy man upstairs.||5. 5What does the “crazy old man” upstairs do to pass his time?||He trains mice for a circus performance.||6. 6"It was a very old house – it had an attic under the roof and a cellar under the ground and an overgrown garden with huge old trees in it." What is this passage establishing?||The setting.||7. 7The door is very important. What is the symbolism of a door?||A gateway to another realm.||8. 8What is the importance of the cat?||It reminds Coraline what is real and what isn't.||9. 9What is miss Spinks’ first name?||April||10. 10What sensory imagery is used in the following passage “There was a cold musty smell coming through the open doorway”?||Smell.||11. 11“I am an explorer thought Coraline” Do you agree? Think of five words to describe Coraline||Teacher discretion||12. 12What sort of person is Coraline’s other father? Why does he say “I can’t talk to you when she’s not here”?||Teacher discretion||13. 13“The old black key felt colder than any of the others. She pushed it into the key hole, it turned with a satisfying clunck.” What are the adjectives used in this passage? Why has the author used the word ‘satisfying’?||Old, Black, Colder. Because it helps us understand that Coraline was happy and excited about opening the door.||14. 14“Her other mother’s hand scuttled off Coraline’s shoulder like a frightened spider”. What does this quote tell you about her ‘other mother? Why has the author used the term “frightened spider”?||That she is scary and not to be trusted. Spiders are usually frightening not frightened this means that she is even more scary than a spider.||15. 15Coraline receives warnings about her future. What are the warnings and from whom does she receive them? What do you think the messages mean?||Teacher discretion|
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