Saturday, October 13, 2012

Make Your Own Internet Scavenger Hunts

Internet Scavenger Hunts are one of my favorite ways to integrate technology into Science and Social Studies.  They make a great computer center too!  I have over 40 internet scavenger hunts available at my Teachers Pay Teachers store, but there are so many more topics that could be covered with internet scavenger hunts and I’ve had questions about how I create them, so here’s a simple step by step tutorial.

1.)  Create a list of questions or a simple activity that you would like your students to be able to complete.  Type this into Microsoft Word or a similar program.

2.)  Find kid-friendly websites that cover the topics and allow students to “find” the information needed to answer the questions or complete the activity.

3.)  Create “pretty” hyperlinks with the links to the websites you have found.  [In Microsoft Word you click – Insert – Hyperlink, then change the “Text to Be Displayed” to something catchy like Rocking Rock Website and the url to the web address.]

4.)  If you want your students to type on the internet scavenger hunt itself, leave as a Word Document.

5.)  If you are worried about students opening the file in a different format (PC to Mac), save as .pdf so that students can open and click, but not type.

That’s all there is to making internet scavenger hunts!  Stop by and check out the free ones I have listed at Teachers Pay Teachers:

Geographical Features of the USA

Kids can use the internet to find answers in guided discovery using these internet scavenger hunts.  Makes a great computer center.  Free Download.

Producers and ConsumersKids can use the internet to find answers in guided discovery using these internet scavenger hunts.  Makes a great computer center.  Free Download.

 

 

EcologyKids can use the internet to find answers in guided discovery using these internet scavenger hunts.  Makes a great computer center.  Free Download.

 

 

 

 

American Holidays

Kids can use the internet to find answers in guided discovery using these internet scavenger hunts.  Makes a great computer center.  Free Download.

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