Creating Scavenger Hunts
|Scavenger hunts are great tools to teach Internet navigation
skills and basic computer skills to students while introducing, reinforcing,
or as a follow-up to academic concepts.
Teachers can develop a series of questions and hot link
keywords to websites to locate the answers. After locating the answer,
students can highlight, copy, and click Back to paste the answer in the
Frontpage Express is a Windows program used to create the following scavenger hunts: Iredell-Statesville Schools Scavenger Hunts.
These steps are for using the Composer template to create your scavenger hunt.
1. Create a folder on your desktop and give it a unique name. (NOTE: some systems do not allow for desktop folders.) Use lowercase letters with eight characters or less (no special characters).
2. Decide on concept/idea to be introduced or reinforced.
3. Open the Scavenger Hunt Template with Composer, click on File, Edit Page to copy and paste the goals and objectives as they are located. Locate North Carolina Goals and Objectives. Do not forget to include the Computer Skills using the scavenger hunt will cover. Save the template in your desktop folder as index (industry Standard).
5. If you find graphics to use in your scavenger hunt as you are searching, using Netscape - right click and Save As in your desktop folder. Be sure to name the graphic as you would any file. You may need to edit the graphic. IrfanView is a free windows graphic editing tool, see below for downloading information.
6. Type questions in template, highlight and link the key words to the site. You may want to vary your questions using higher order thinking skills.
7. Completed scavenger hunt can be printed for students
to complete as they search for the answers or answers can be copied and
pasted into the hunt. Scavenger hunts do not have to be posted on
the web, however, Internet access is needed to link to sites.
Scavenger Hunt Template - open with Composer, click on File, Edit Page.
IrfanView download for editing graphics (choose download the current version of IrfanView English (Version 3.30, Self extracting EXE file, 576 kB)
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