The kids worked in 2 groups to assemble a cube with their favorite things (in this case, 3 kids per subgroup, so each got to pick 2 sides of the cube).
|Choose the category All, then you can select what type of media to insert in the cube (Google Images and YouTube are the best choices).|
QR Codes served to provide a fun extension activity the following week. Once a completed cube is saved, you can view it on the site, and when you click on each side of the cube you get the option to View Source:
When you view the source of each side of the cube, it brings you to the exact URL of the Images and YouTube videos. Guess what you can do with those URLs? Make QR Codes of course!! The week after completing the cube, I created QR codes with Kaywa, printed and hid the QR codes around the area, and the kids did a hunt/scan/"Oh yeah that one was something that _____ picked!" Additionally, the kids used a checklist to mark off what they had found and make a guess about the person based on the picture (e.g. "She likes pickup trucks- I bet she likes the outdoors?" We got together after the hunt and discussed the guesses. Again, many of these strategies are based on ideas in Michelle Garcia Winner's Think Social! curriuculum, so I highly recommend you check out that book!