Create an Internet scavenger hunt for your students by focusing on some of the key facts from the lessons you are studying. Instead of running to the encyclopedias of old, use the Internet to create a modern day scavenger hunt. Use the easy steps below to help guide you.
How to Create an Internet Scavenger Hunt
1. Choose a Subject
Incorporate a scavenger hunt into a unit that is currently being studied, or select a topic that is entirely on its own.
2. Find 5-10 Websites
The websites should be kid-friendly and contain the information that you want your students to find. Be sure to check out the links from the websites, especially those with ads, because they are not always appropriate for your students. Students will be given a list of websites with the corresponding questions that they must answer.
3. Create Questions
Using the websites as a guide, come up with questions that can easily be answered from the information on the sites. The questions should be relatively easy to find, but not so easy that the students are finished quickly.
4. Explain the Rules
Go over, in-depth, the rules for the scavenger hunt and proper Internet usage. Make sure that your students understand that clicking on outside links is not acceptable and that if they do, they will forfeit their use of the computer.
5. Assign Teams and Begin
Let the fun begin! Pair or group students and assign them the scavenger hunt websites and questions. Once completed, they can share with the class or turn in their results as a group.
Scavenger hunts are a quick and simple activity that students will enjoy doing. They can help supplement lessons and get students involved in new and different ways. This summer, create a dozen or so Internet scavenger hunts that can compliment your lessons throughout the year.