Freshmen and Sophomores Accept the SCVNGR Challenge
Posted May 3, 2012
Freshman and sophomore students piloted SCVNGR at The Hun School, an online gaming platform for education on Wednesday, May 2nd. Students were divided into advisor groups and set out on a twelve-question “trek,” designed to test their creativity and knowledge of Hun School trivia.
SCVNGR software uses smartphones or iPads to register responses to location-based challenges. The SCVNGR application is free to download and easy to use; as a result, students were up and running within minutes. Depending on where a player was on campus, location software prompted various challenges that awarded between 2-5 points for a correct response or completed challenge.
“The competition, physical activity, and social-media aspect of the game made it fun. Also, it was great to see teamwork and leadership within the groups emerge naturally,” said Sophomore Dean Jon Stone. Organized by grade-level deans Jon Stone and Julie Shuler-Misra, the “Ghosts of Hun” Trek was the School’s pilot SCVNGR event. Questions and challenges tested the students’ knowledge of history and literature, as well as encouraged resourceful problem solving and creativity. The winning teams earned $5 “Quyen-bucks” gift cards to the School snack bar.