Some time last year, I showed Phys Ed teacher Andrew Thickins’ year 11 Outdoor Ed class how to make their own QR codes. The students had developed online surveys and posters to advertise said surveys. I suggested adding QR codes to them, which a fair number of the class did.
Andrew also follows the innovative way technology can enhance Phys Ed learning and teaching as shown by Jared Robinson on his The PE Geek blog. It was here that Andrew read about using QR codes for orienteering.
So late last year Andrew and colleague Tom Williams began developing an orienteering unit for year 9 using QR codes. They are happy to share the documents they developed here:
- Student Map
- Start QR Codes
- Location Order
- Codes for check points
- Master trail for each course
- Master list of orienteering locations
- Master Check Point Map
It was certainly an engaging unit and a big thanks to Andrew and Tom for developing something really engaging and also willingly sharing it here.