something I picked up while listening to a favorite podcast of mine that *isn’t* library-focused at all. the husband is a fairly recent school library media specialist, though.
A QR-code Scavenger Hunt, for students in the middle and high school library. The librarian got approval from the school principal for students to use their smartphones, if they had them (and depending where the school is, there may be many) and worked in teams of 4 to find certain books, magazines, newspapers, and other physical objects in the library using clues. Each of the items in the scavenger hunt had a QR code, which the students then scanned.
I didn’t catch all the details (since it was just a sidenote of something fun in the podcast) but I really liked the idea. Especially if you give students clues to certain things that may or may not require using research skills to find… I like it.
And I don’t even have a smartphone!