Klikaklu is a clever scavenger hunt app which connects people and gives them clues to solve a puzzle by going to the right location and taking a picture of something.
Bear with me, there’s a bit of a learning and explanation curve here. I’ll explain it in terms of a teacher and students, since that’s what we do here at EdTech.tv.
The teacher goes to the baseball field and takes a picture of home plate. Then they go take a picture of the school’s flagpole. Finally they take a picture of their desk in the classroom, typing in a message with the last clue.
Then they share the link.
Next, a student will take their phone and find out if they’re in the right area by checking on a map. When they get to the baseball field, the picture of the baseball plate will be released. they’ll match up an overlay of the picture the teacher took. Then they’ll be allowed to go to the flagpole, repeating the process. Finally they’ll go to the classroom to “win” the hunt.
Klikaklu will definitely take a little playing around with before you want to release it on your students. YOU will need to be clear on how it works in order not to have students simply wandering around for hours on end.
Still, there are some awesome potential applications here, not only on campus, but on field trips (assuming you have time to go to the place beforehand to take pictures) and even for hidden messages in your classroom.
If you have a shared hashtag with your class, you can share the hunts out by twitter, and of course you can share it out by facebook or even use Remind 101 if you wanted to make it a surprise homework assignment.
If you have a couple of minutes, check out the video as a visual walk-through will probably clarify the goal:
Download: Klikaklu for iTunes