Posts Tagged ‘EDU’

eventzeeMarch 25, 2016

Eventzee Exposure: T6 Conference

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 eventzee@munzee.com.

image001Host: North Coastal Consortium for Special Education

Event: T6 Conference

Event Breakdown:

For the past few years, the North Coastal Consortium for Special Education has sponsored a free 2-day Summer Institute called Totally Terrific Teaching Techniques & Technology Tools (T6).  They reached out to Eventzee with the hopes of attracting more participants as well as to increase the level of participation through use of mobile tech. Using strategically played QR code clues, the event drove player traffic to various areas of the conference and encouraged interaction.

Testimonial:

“It was a total success! The scavenger hunt coupled with the chance to win prizes created an enjoyable experience for our participants.  They had a wonderful time and enjoyed using the leaderboard feature so that they could see where they stood at any time.  The way that the Eventzee admin portal is set up, made it really easy for the facilitators.  We were able to turn the game on/off at any time so that the participants would make it to their sessions on time.

Being that this was a technology conference, we got a little creative on how to share the instructions for the scavenger hunt. Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY0wq56T0k8&feature=youtu.be”

– Denise Hernandez, Assistive Technology Program Specialist
North Coastal Consortium for Special Education (NCCSE)

QR Code Clue Description Examples:

  • You may need a magnifying lens to find me on the back of a T6 helper’s shirt.
  • I’m in the middle of two flights.
  • Take a trip to the second floor, look for a “Strategic Plan”.
  • Thanks, I will take your paper or plastic please.
  • I saw the sign…I opened up my eyes and saw the sign….outside a classroom
  • Well… I’m in the hall, I’m about 4 feet tall, I have 3 sides, and I provide information!

To learn more about NCCSE check out http://nccse.org/.

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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eventzeeFebruary 11, 2016

Weekend Warriors: Week 46 Public Photo Hunt Clues

Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Scan this code with the Eventzee app to join!

Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues!

We just released the new Clockstoppers line of badges as well as an extension of the Pioneers of Gold line, so be sure you plan out your submissions! The more photos you submit, the more badges you’ll earn for a variety of achievements. To see the Eventzee Badge List CLICK HERE.

To see if your photos have been added to the gallery visit www.eventzeeapp.com/gallery. Let the hunt begin!

  • #ThrowBackThursday – Share a past pic of either a date or celebrating Valentine’s Day.
  • BE MINE. – Find some sort of candy that is in a heart shape.
  • Bloody Valentine – Get crafty and make Eventzee a home made Valentine. Cannot be store bought.
  • Flower Power – Take a photos of roses at a flower shop.
  • Happy Heart – Get that ticker checked out and take your blood pressure.
  • I Spy- J – Find the letter “J” formed in architecture, nature, etc.
  • KISSES $1 – Make a DIY kissing booth! Who you kiss is your own business.
  • Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez – Mardi Gras has come and gone, but show us the decorative beads you earned- one way or another.
  • Large and In Charge – Take a photo with the biggest stuffed animal you can find!
  • Natural Selection – Friday is Charles Darwin’s Birthday so creatively represent his theories on evolution.
  • Roses Are Red – Find 5 distinct items that are all red.
  • Save The Last Dance – Creatively represent your favorite romantic song. Must include the name of the song somewhere in the photo.
  • Shrove Tuesday – Tuesday was international Pancake Day, so prepare a stack of flap jacks and dig in!
  • That’s Amore – Take a photo outside of a restaurant you’d take a date to.
  • Would You Rather… – Eat chocolate covered strawberries of strawberry covered chocolate?
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eventzeeFebruary 11, 2016

TCEA 2016 Wrap Up

Well it’s been nearly a week since Eventzee staff members Cody and Dylan returned from Austin, TX while attending the TCEA 2016 Convention and Expo, and we’ve been hitting the ground running. We had a great turnout for our photo scavenger hunts and everyone seemed to have a ton of fun.

From chasing down people in unique hats, to spelling out TCEA with their bodies, we kept the players moving and adventuring through the conference halls. Thank you to all who played and thank you to all the vendors who participated as stops in our scavenger hunt.

bodylanguageCheck out the galleries from Day 1 and Day 2 of the photo scavenger hunts!

From a business perspective, the event was a home run. We met so many passionate educators who had all sorts of ideas on how to use Eventzee in the classroom. Like we told many of you, many times, at the end of the day the Eventzee staff are not educators, so the success of our product has to come from those who work with students every day. From language teachers using scavenger hunts for live action vocabulary training to chemistry classes using it to train on lab equipment, Eventzee EDU’s customizability makes it perfect for any situation.

A HUGE thank you is in order for everyone involved in making TCEA a success, but especially to Michelle Phillips and Carl Hooker.

Michelle, the Instructional Technology Specialist for Prosper ISD, was the first person to suggest we use Eventzee as an educational tool and she has been working with us since then to develop a safe, fun product that’s easy to use within the classroom. Michelle and Prosper ISD have played an active role in testing Eventzee EDU and we’re excited to continue to move forward with them. Congrats to Michelle for also being nominated as ITS of The Year at TCEA 16’s Educator Awards! Follow Michelle on her website EdTech In Action– you won’t regret it!

Carl is the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District and the founder of the learning festival ipadpalooza. Carl was actually one of the first clients Eventzee connected with and he has been a huge proponent for our product at his ipadpalooza events worldwide. An educator himself, Carl is constantly pushing for a strong educational shift with technology integration. You should also follow his blog “HookeED on Innovation” to learn more!

Once again, we had a great time at #TCEA16 but we have a lot of work ahead of us. If you’re interested in bringing mobile scavenger hunts into your classroom, contact us today!

Didn’t catch us at booth #224? Well that’s OK. Check out blogger Tim Holt’s interview he did at our booth with Eventzee Director of Operations, Dylan Derryberry.

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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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eventzeeJuly 30, 2015Leave a comment

Weekend Warriors: Week 20 Public Photo Hunt Clues

Scan this code in the Eventzee app to join the hunt!

Scan this code in the Eventzee app to join the hunt!

Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues! This is also a good opportunity to start submitting more photos and earning more points because these cumulative scores will now get you even more Badges in the Eventzee app! Let the hunt begin!

  • Fork in the Road- Get a bit literal and place an actual fork at a fork in the road.
  • House of Faith- Take a picture outside any church, temple, mosque or religious establishment.
  • Sprint Session- Take a picture in workout clothing at a track.
  • Marquee Mark- What’s playing this week? Take a picture of a theater marquee sign.
  • Classic Car- Find an automobile that’s notably older than 1990.
  • #ThrowBackThursday- Wedding season is in full swing! Show a past pic of yourself at a friend or family member’s special day.
  • White-Out- Wear an entirely white outfit.
  • Alphabet Soup- K- Find something that starts with the letter K.
  • High Fashion Model- Do your best impersonation of a model on the Cat Walk.
  • Lemonhead- Pucker up and bite down on a lemon. Sour selfie to prove it.
  • Flower Power- Creatively design a crown of flowers and model it for us.
  • Trois Treats- Prepare a 3 ingredient dessert, must display the three ingredients as well as final product.
  • Early Bird Gets The Worm- Creatively showcase your morning rituals.
  • Carnival Games- Ring the Bell? Knock over the Milk Bottles? Creatively represent playing a carnival game.
  • Dare Devil- Channel your inner adrenaline junkie in a creative way. Do not put you or anyone else in any real danger PLEASE BE SAFE.
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eventzeeJuly 23, 2015Leave a comment

Weekend Warriors: Week 19 Public Photo Hunt Clues

Scan this code in the Eventzee app to join the hunt!

Scan this code in the Eventzee app to join the hunt!

Another Weekend Warriors free photo scavenger hunt has started! 15 clues will be live until the hunt ends on Sunday at 3 PM CST. Your photo will be either approved or rejected by our admin staff. Be sure to check the cumulative leaderboard so you can see how well you’re doing and remember that tiebreakers are based on the amount of time it takes your to finish all the clues! This is also a good opportunity to start submitting more photos and earning more points because these cumulative scores will now get you even more Badges in the Eventzee app! Let the hunt begin!

NOTE: Unless the clue asks for something that would need a pic of another phone, webpage, etc. NO SCREENSHOTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

  • Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice- Creatively express what little girls are made of.
  • In The Palm Of Your Hand- Position yourself so it looks like you’re holding a large object in your hand. Buildings, statues, monuments, etc.
  • E.R.- Take a selfie outside of a hospital. Hopefully you don’t need to go in…
  • Fly/Ice Fishing – No matter the weather, it’s always a good time to go fishing. Creatively represent one or both.
  • Shopping Cart – Go to the grocery store and show what you’re buying.
  • Sewer Hole – Take a picture of a sewer hole entrance. Bonus points if you find Ninja Turtles. Not really, but that would be cool.
  • Street Lamp – Find a lit up street lamp.
  • #ThrowBackThursday – Share a past pic of your birthday party.
  • Christmas In July – Seasons Greetings! Creatively celebrate the winter holiday.
  • Alphabet Soup- J – Find something that starts with the letter J.
  • Triangulation – Find something shaped like a triangle in the real world.
  • Soda, Pop or Coke? – Take a picture of your favorite soft drink and write a note next to it stating what you call sodas in your region.
  • Post Card – Show us a post card from where you live.
  • Sundae Fun Day – Build a monstrous Ice Cream Sundae- don’t forget your toppings.
  • Atilla the Pun – Creatively represent a pun and include the actual pun written down somewhere in the photo.
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