Vocabulary Scavenger Hunt & Slideshow
by Jim Holland, Arlington ISD
: Students are given a mix of cards with each card containing a term, definition, or image.Students must first exchange cards with one another until they have all 18 cards in the set (the Liteversion of Slideshow Builder caps the number of images that can be used at 20. If using the full versionof the app, there is no limit). They then sequence the cards (term then definition then image)for eachvocabulary term. Students then build a slideshow of the sequenced cards (music optional).
:Bump (free), can also use Mover LiteSlideshow Builder Lite (free)Virtual Dice (free, optional for activity)
All student and teacher iPods must have Bump and Slideshow Builder Lite installed.2.
Teacher creates the term and definition cards as PowerPoint slides then saves them as JPGimages. Images to match the terms are saved to the teacher’s computer. These images are thensynced to the teacher’s iPod.3.
Create a corresponding answer sheet.
:Part One: Collecting Cards1.
Divide students into groups of 4-5.2.
Teacher selects the carriers who will distribute the starting cards to other students. Thereshould be 1 carrier per group. Optional: have students roll dice on their iPods (suggested freeapp: Virtual Dice) where the highest number in the group becomes the carrier.3.
Distribute 3-4 random cards to each carrier, being sure to put all the cards into play. While theremay be some overlap, try distributing the cards so that each carrier has a unique mix of cards.4.
Give carriers enough time to “bump” the cards to their group members using the Bump app.This should take no more than two minutes.5.
Explain the activity to students:
the object of this activity is to acquire 18 cards with no duplicates
you will need to collect six vocabulary term cards, each having a definition card andimage card to match
each of the six terms should have three cards that correspond for a total of 18
you will be given 45 seconds to meet with a partner outside each group
in the 45 second time, you may each share two cards
I will announce when time is up and you will move on to another partner and repeat theprocess until you have either collected all the cards or time has been called
you may discuss the content of the cards with your partner if you are unsure of whichterm, definition, and image belong together6.
Start the countdown timer and direct students to meet with partners. Monitor the allowed timebased on any technical difficulties.7.
When all but a few students have completed their collection, direct students to return to theirgroups. Any missing cards can be shared within the groups.