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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Spanish Scavenger Hunt

What boy doesn't like a scavenger hunt?

Knowing the appeal of this active, challenging game, one of our Spanish teachers, Leonor Brenes, has incorporated the activity into her Fifth Grade Spanish class.

Posters with photos representing school spaces are hung at different key locations throughout the building, such as the Hume Library, (la biblioteca), lunchroom, Chapel and faculty lounge.

The boys, in small groups and armed with an iPad using a video-reading app called "Aurasma," scavenge all around the school looking for the posters.

Once they find one, they launch the video with their iPad and see one of their Spanish teachers talking about the current location and providing clues entirely in Spanish to the next location.

The winning group completes the scavenger hunt (10 locations in all) first, and correctly answers questions in Spanish based on the information provided in the videos.
Creative, active, out-of-classroom adventures like this, which thoughtfully incorporate technology, make learning engaging and memorable for our boys throughout Saint David's academic program.

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