TESTIMONIALS

eventzeeFebruary 1, 2016

Eventzee in the Classroom

Scavenger hunts have always been a fun way to interact with others and support camaraderie, but we’ve moved past the limitations of pen and paper. Eventzee takes scavenger hunts to a whole new level by supporting worldwide events and new ways to interact with players. While Eventzee makes it easy to host your own scavenger hunt, it’s up to YOU to make it memorable. So if you’re considering putting on your own, here’s a few tips to get you started.

Every student learns differently, but all can make use of the fun and unique learning experience of our Eventzee EDU program. Digital Scavenger Hunts combine effective use of technology with higher level questioning while engaging students in fun, creative ways.

Bring the classroom into the real world with our new Eventzee EDU program!

  • Formative Assessment with instant feedback for teachers.
  • Engages students in making real world connections to curriculum.
  • Creates active learners.

Totally customizable, Eventzee EDU combines creativity with active learning through scavenger hunts. For a basic breakdown of the features Eventzee EDU has to offer checkout the video below.

Check out what people are saying about Eventzee EDU!

Denton ISD | Event: Denton TIA “Technology In Action” Conference

639347Eventzee offered us another dimension of engagement with attendees at our technology conference. We were able to drive traffic to specific areas of focus at our conference, enhancing the experience for everyone involved.

We were also able to, through the use of photo scavenger hunts, gamify self-reflection about new learning by encouraging attendees to share their learning through pictures. That was a huge game-changer for some of our attendees.

– Ross Garison, Coordinator of Instructional Technology @ Denton ISD

Prosper ISD | Event: Multiple Events

639352-1Eventzee EDU has been used in our 7th/8th grade ELAR classes as a semester review and to learn about an author’s life.  It has also been used by our middle school Photojournalism classes as they learn about the different photo composition techniques.

Our Fashion Design and Marketing teacher used it on a field trip to North Park Mall to assess student’s learning in a real world environment.  A 4th grade math teacher took his kids on a Division Hunt.  8th grade history used it to assess the understanding of the 7 principles of our Constitution.  7th grade ELAR took her kids on a mythology hunt.

Kids are engaged in higher level thinking skills as they connect their learning to real world examples.  Teachers can provide instant feedback.  It is a great formative assessment tool.  Teachers can differentiate amount student or group submissions based on level of understanding.

 – Michelle Phillips, M. Ed. Instructional Technology Specialist @ Reynolds Middle School, Prosper ISD

Region 10 | Event: 21st Annual Region 10 Technology Conference

639349-1The Eventzee Crew helped run the event since we had over 500 participants at the conference. They were an awesome crew with their fun, bright suits and amazing personalities! Our goal for this event was for our participants (Educators in the Region 10 ESC area in Texas) to have some fun mixed in with their full day of learning and for them to see how this type of technology integration could be used in the classroom.

From the feedback we received, many districts determined that Eventzee was something they could take back to their students and use in the classroom. Eventzee is a wonderful tool to use in both the classroom as well as a professional learning environment. Two thumbs up!!

Lori Aden, Ed. D. Region 10 Distance Learning Consultant

Now that you have some ideas about how to start your Eventzee scavenger hunt, go out and make it happen! If you’re interested in hosting an Eventzee event, sponsoring an official Eventzee photo hunt or just curious about what we can do reach out to us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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eventzeeJanuary 20, 2016Leave a comment

Eventzee Exposure: CommSoft

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to iloveyou@munzee.com!

Host: CommSoftCommSoft-transparent 150x75

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Event Breakdown:
CommSoft, a software company in Northeast NY, utilized the Eventzee program for a Scavenger Hunt as part of their yearly Users’ Conference. CommSoft has users from all over the country and once a year they host a 3 day conference filled with classes, networking and extracurricular events. One such evening event was an Eventzee Scavenger Hunt in Boulder, Colorado which included the establishments on and near the Pearl Street Marketplace. They had 14 teams comprised of CommSoft personnel and conference attendees as well as a “command center” back at the conference hotel where they approved photos and had the leaderboard posted.

Testimonial:
“Having the Eventzee software for both our participants and for me as the admin back at the command center was essential to the success of this event.  Both the app and admin portal were easy to configure and utilize. I only had limited time to get my CommSoft personnel up to speed on using the app due to our scheduling (approximately an hour…) and they picked it up immediately. The folks who stayed back at the command center loved watching the pictures coming in and tracking the action via the leaderboard.

We ran a scavenger hunt at a previous conference but did it all “by hand”.  We handed out paper lists of the hunt items and had the teams text the photos to one person at the command center as they went along.  The pictures arrived in a crazy frenzy and we had no good way to go through them and segment them by team etc.  In the end we were really unable to track it all..it was a mess.  Using Eventzee was like night and day from our previous experience.  It made it so easy to track that I actually had time to enjoy the photos as they were coming in rather than just trying to track them.  And it made it so much easier to tally the results as it was all within the system itself.  No need to keep track of points manually.  Finally, it gave us more of a “high tech” look than handing out a bunch of papers and pens.  We are a software company too after all. The Eventzee team was so easy to work with from start to finish and even including the evening of our event.  They were there for us if we needed them (though we didn’t) which was a great comfort.”

Laura Knussman, Manager of Marketing and Product Management, CommSoft

Photo Clue Examples:

  • Tunnel Vision- Find another team and form a “high five tunnel” with a passerby (not a conference attendee) running down the middle. 
  • Masonry- Take a photo of a lineup of mason jars filled with elixirs. 
  • Cyclical- Find the sign made from a major bicycle part. 
  • All I Got Was This T-Shirt- Find three people wearing t-shirts with city names on them but they are all different cities 
  • Full House- Take a photo of your entire team playing poker.
  • Ballin’ – Photo of a Ball of Twine bigger than a basketball.

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About CommSoft:
For 30 years CommSoft has been an industry-leading software development organization. Their end-to-end billing and OSS software suite can cover a myriad of voice, video, data, and wireless services from a common platform. They have served over 50 communication companies by providing integrated and automated telecom software solutions. Among their strengths is an open architecture and expansive library that can integrate seamlessly with other business services and network infrastructures.

To learn more about CommSoft visit:
http://www.commsoft.net/

 

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eventzeeSeptember 29, 2015Leave a comment

Eventzee Exposure: ATD Southwest Learning Summit

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to iloveyou@munzee.com!

ATD Dallas LogoHost: Association For Talent Development- Dallas Chapter

Location: Plano, TX

Event Breakdown:
Eventzee partnered with the Dallas Chapter of ATD to create an engaging experience for the attendees of the Southwest Learning Summit. Combining features from both Photo and QR Code Scavenger hunts ATD used Eventzee to test learning comprehension and encourage networking among the attendees. Photo clues were used to create a fun environment for randomly assigned teams throughout the day. QR Codes were placed outside of each presentation and when players scanned it they were quizzed on the lecture they just watched.

Photo Clue Examples:

  • Team Photo- Find as many of your team members as you can at breakfast and take a picture.
  • Friendly Competition – Introduce yourself to opposing team members at breakfast and take a picture with at least one.
  • Perfect Presentation- After your first presentation is complete, take a picture next to the presentation poster outside of the conference room.
  • Vibrant Vendors – Take a picture with a vendor at their booth!
  • Full House – Take a picture of the room full of attendees AFTER your first afternoon session is concluded.
  • Buddy System – Take a picture with a team member during a break.

QR Code Quiz Examples:

Dr. Lana Petru Quiz- Scan the code and answer this question after Petru’s presentation “The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence”

  • Quiz Question:
    • Dr. Lane Petru posits that _________ is the single biggest predictor of performance in the workplace.
      • Assumed Responsibility
      • Higher Education
      • Corporate Experience
      • Emotional Intelligence- CORRECT

Dr. Patti Phillips Quiz- Scan the code and answer this question after Dr. Phillips’ presentation “How to Measure the Success of Learning and Development”

  • Quiz Question:  
    • How many levels are involved in outcome evaluation?
      • 15
      • 10 
      • 5- CORRECT

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About ATD- Dallas Chapter:
ATD Dallas is the local chapter of the international ATD professional association. ATD is the world leading organization focused on the promotion and advancement of workplace learning and performance.

To learn more about ATD Dallas go to:
http://www.dallasastd.org/

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eventzeeJune 17, 2015Leave a comment

Eventzee Exposure: STEAM Expo

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to iloveyou@munzee.com!

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Host: Prosper Independent School District

Location: Prosper High School, Prosper, TX

Testimonial:
“Prosper ISD’s STEAM event was a huge success thanks to Eventzee.  The digital scavenger hunt enabled us to quickly direct attendees to all of the exhibits with ease.  The clues created a fun, competitive environment while participants engaged with the presenters and the different exhibits during the night.   The Eventzee staff was extremely helpful throughout the entire process.  They created interesting  clues that ensured the attendees had fun while not missing any of the exhibits.  They even attended the event to make sure everything went smoothly.   We highly recommend Eventzee for your next event!” – Michelle Phillips, M. Ed., Instructional Technology Specialist Prosper ISD

“I really liked how it made me go visit every different area of the event. It forced me to see stuff that I otherwise might have missed.”- Patrick O’Neill, ITS Prosper High School

“Eventzee gave me a reason to visit the entire STEAM showcase and seek out specific areas and people.- Richelle O’Neill, District Librarian Prosper ISD

Photo Clue Examples:
Health Science- CPR Dummies – Take a selfie with a “dummy”
Rubik’s Cube – Show your attempt. Bonus points if your complete it!
Tech Help Desk – Take a pic with a helper
STEAM – Take a pic of the STEAM logo
Blue Man Group – Take a pic with a man in a blue suit
3D Printer – Capture printing in action
Science Fair – Show unique learning in action

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About the STEAM Expo:
Prosper ISD’s annual STEAM Expo is an evening filled with hands-on experiments and displays from talented Prosper students. STEAM, which stands for “Science Technology Engineering Art Math” focuses on showcasing the integration of alternative learning in education. From robotics to 3D printing, students and parents could both get a hands on experience with the innovative lessons. To learn more about STEAM or Prosper ISD follow them on Twitter at @ProsperISD.

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eventzeeJune 5, 2015Leave a comment

Eventzee Exposure: Peloton Foundation Game Day

In “Eventzee Exposure” we look at testimonials from happy clients who have hosted their own Scavenger Hunts. Our users’ experience is very important to us, so when things go off without a hitch we want to cheer about it. If you’d be interested in sharing your Eventzee experience please reach out to iloveyou@munzee.com!

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Host: Peloton Foundation

Location: 3rd bar, Baseball Tavern in Boston, MA.

Testimonial:
“The Peloton Foundation Game Day was held for the first time in the Fenway Park Area in Boston just a few weeks ago. We hosted a game tournament at each venue and had the pleasure of using Eventzee for our last tournament, a photo based scavenger hunt. All the participants had a great time using the app without any issues. Signing up was simple as was setting up the app from an administrator side. The clues were easy to create and we didn’t experience any issues throughout the process. Cody was great help and always available for questions. All in all, we had a great experience using Eventzee!”

Photo Clue Examples:
4 legs but does not move – It has 4 legs but does not move. Find the closest one to the main door.
Peloton! – Find the Peloton market baseball teams!
YMCA – Take a picture of you and 3 people motioning out YMCA
New friends – Get one of the bartenders to agree on a picture with you and your team
It’s (ball)game day – Take me out to the ballgame and sit here, get ready to cheer!

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About the Peloton Foundation:
The Peloton Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization that donates time, money, and in-kind resources to promising non-profit organizations helping children and their families achieve: Education and Childhood Development, Health and Well-being, and Economic Empowerment.

To learn more about the Peloton Foundation visit:
http://pelotongroup.com/about-us/peloton-foundation/

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eventzeeFebruary 6, 2015Leave a comment

Eventzee Exposure: McKinney History Tour Trail

Eventzee Exposure is a chance for us to showcase some of the events we have worked with, and a chance for potential clients to see the outcome of hosting an Eventzee event. Each month we’ll highlight a different event that made use of Munzee or Eventzee, and hopefully you can get an idea of what we can do for you!McKinney,_Texas_-_logo

Nestled into the North of Dallas is the suburban city of McKinney, Texas- home of Eventzee and Munzee. This city (which has nearly 150,000 residents) may continue to grow in population and infrastructure, but McKinney takes it’s small-town roots very seriously. The city clings to their rich history- specifically it’s downtown- and because of this McKinney was named Money Magazine’s #1 Best Place to Live. So when the city of McKinney was in need of a tool to bring visitors to historic locations Downtown, Munzee knew exactly what to offer.

mckmunz2Additionally McKinney sought a way to share the history of the location with visitors. Using what would become Eventzee tech, 15 buildings were chosen for a special tour, each with a QR code displayed prominently in the window. The app marked each of the buildings’ location on a map, and when scanned the QR code launched an external website sharing the information of the historical building. The integration of the app into the historical tour has increased visitor experience and engagement with the downtown area. This combination of new age technology and historical landmarks fit perfectly with McKinney’s evolving community.

MCKMunz1“From a tourism standpoint, Munzee’s use of McKinney’s existing QR code tour of historical buildings has greatly increased exposure of our downtown square’s unique story to our visitors,” said Dee-dee Guerra, Executive Director of the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau. “This is a perfect example of Munzee’s understanding of how to enhance and encourage tourism which is one of the reasons our Board awarded them the 2014 Tourism Partner of the Year Award.”

awardMcKinney is excited to continue to work with Munzee and Eventzee- so much so that they named Munzee as their 2014 Tourism Partner of the year. The simple idea to push people to historically meaningful buildings has led to a fruitful partnership between Munzee and McKinney, and we’re proud that our app has been able to help in so many different ways. Trails and partnerships like this is what has led to the creation of Eventzee. With Eventzee, hunts like McKinney’s can be extended as long as needed for public use. Our ongoing program package is perfect to help increase exposure and drives traffic to lesser known areas, much like the historic buildings in downtown McKinney.

“We’re excited about the Eventzee app they just released. It provides an additional method for getting people outside to explore the world around them,” Guerra said. “In fact, the McKinney CVB is working with them to create an Eventzee scavenger hunt for something we’re doing in May. Eventzee is going to help us add a whole new dimension to our annual event and we’re excited about helping people learn more about our beautiful city with this new, fun tool.”

What can Eventzee do for you? Contact eventzee@munzee.com to start planning your hunt today!

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