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February 19, 2016

Know Your Hunt- QR Code Quiz

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.

The goal of most scavenger hunts is to drive traffic to specific areas and get players to explore and while this holds true with Eventzee, we also encourage our clients to use our tools educationally. QR Code Quiz Clues are a unique feature that still push players to find a hidden code in the real world, but then take it a step further by testing their knowledge.

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Creative Customization
Hosting a birthday party for your best friend? Planning a road trip? Surprising your parents for their wedding anniversary?  QR Code quizzes are perfect for hosting a customized scavenger hunt to teach your friend’s and family about a specific subject- even if the subject is you! Create clues to test your friend’s knowledge of the Birthday girl, or plan out a road trip with quizzes about the history of geographical locations. The creativity it up to you!

Campus Queries
Tie your school’s campus tours an Eventzee GPS hunt with Quiz clues to teach new students about their new surroundings. Map out financial buildings, sports complexes and more important locations for your campus and see if they’re paying attention to the guides via quizzes.

Business Book Smarts 
Work with a group of local businesses to sponsor Downtown scavenger hunts. Place QR Code Quizzes within each location and once players scan it, they’ll be prompted with trivia about the location. Did you know Jim, the manager at Jamaican Me Crazy Smoothie Shop is a retired green beret? How about that Jillian at the Quilt Shop practices welding in her free time? This offers a unique way for small business owners to interact with their customers.

Creating Quiz Clues
Setting up Quiz clues is easy. You’ll add QR Code clues like normal, but remember that your Clue Title and Description will lead the players to the hidden code. From there you’ll need to click the gear icon to enter the individual clue’s settings. Simply click on the “Quiz” section and choose the quiz type option. Eventzee quiz clues are all multiple choice for automatic approval processes, but you can add as many answers as you like.
Screenshot 2016-02-19 10.53.31Remember, your event is what you make it, but Eventzee is here to make it as easy on you as possible. To get a more in depth look at setting up Eventzee hunts or how to play Eventzee check out the following guides.

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, contact us at eventzee@munzee.com.

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February 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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February 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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February 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 education 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 Eventzee!

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

Totally customizable, Eventzee combines creativity with active learning through scavenger hunts. Check out what people are saying about Eventzee!

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

Eventzee 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

Eventzee 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

The 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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Announcing Eventzee EDU!

Every student learns differently, but all can make use of the fun and unique learning experience of our new 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.
  • Engage students in making real world connections to curriculum.
  • Creates active learners.

Interested? Contact us at Eventzee@Munzee.com for more info!

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Photo hunts can surge creativity and encourage positive interactions between classmates, while QR Code hunts can drive students to certain locations and test their knowledge with quiz functions. Bring excitement back to education with Eventzee EDU.

Integrate technology into your classroom to help enhance education and encourage passion in learning. Students of all ages know their way around tablets, smartphones and computers- sometimes more so than their teachers. So it’s up to you as the educator to combine technology and textbooks to offer unique learning opportunities in the classroom.

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As education develops digitally there are reasonable risks that come with it. At Eventzee we understand that the focus on student information and privacy is of utmost importance. We work hard to make this program fun, customizable, and most importantly, safe for all ages by putting control in the hands of educators.

For more info look into our updated Eventzee EDU clause in our Privacy Policies.

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Students already spend a large portion of their time playing interactive games on a variety of devices, so use this interest to enhance their education. Class is already back in session so don’t waste any time- bring Eventzee EDU to your school!

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