No schools. No day care. No office, and lots of social isolation. We’re all facing enormous personal and societal challenges at the moment. Fortunately, the internet helps us stay in touch. It even helps us learn at a distance! Actionbound is trying to support instruction at home with free access for teachers until the end of April.
With Actionbound, creating digital, game-like scavenger hunts or quiz games is child’s play. These “Bounds” can then be played by students using the Actionbound app. You can create Bounds to your own specifications and to meet the demands of your instruction. You can include many different elements, including quizzes, tasks, media such as videos and audio files, and much more. You don’t need to know anything about programming– in fact, the Bound Creator on our website has been recognized for its ease of use more than once.
Gamification can make learning fun. It can also help take our minds off our troubles and cares. Let your students play together, even when they’re far apart! For your Bounds, you’ll always receive an overview of the results, which you can process as you see fit. Start a Bound Challenge. You can find out how
Right now, solidarity is the name of the game. Thanks to the Bound sharing function, you can share your Bounds with other licensed users. They can then customize the content to their needs. So if you’ve created a great Bound on a particular subject, why not share it with your colleagues!
You can post your Bounds to our forum, where your colleagues can play them and maybe even make a copy.
Your students can also create their own Bounds. Our school and teacher’s licenses include Instant Accounts, which can be used to protect your students’ privacy (in accordance with GDPR), without forcing your students to register for an account. Moreover, you’ll have complete control over their Bounds.
To make it easier for you to get started have a look at our Step by Step Guide
Your goal as a teacher is to inspire your students with attractive and contemporary lessons? Actionbound can help!
Using Actionbound you can easily create digital educational adventures that use the playful approach of a scavenger hunt. Your students can then use the Actionbound app to play the so-called Bounds.
Create your own Bounds according to your wishes and the demands of your lesson planning. You can combine a variety of different elements– quizzes, tasks, media, GPS-coordinates, QR-Codes, and many more. You don’t need to be able to program– in fact, the Bound creator at www.actionbound.com has received a number of accolades for its ease of use.
Versatile and Interdisciplinary
The method is suitable for all subjects. It’s perfect for field trips, but is also ideal for working on projects– students can create their own bounds for different themes, which the other pupils can then play. You can also use Actionbound to create a customized tour of your city or town for your students. Examples of other use cases include botanical tours, local history tours, historical political tours, or mathematical journeys of discovery.
„In an educational setting, the digital scavenger hunt is especially interesting,as the borders of the educational space of the school are broken and the pedagogy extends into the everyday lives of the students.
In terms of the content, Actionbound is a tool with lots of potential applications. So long as a spirit of discovery promises to contribute to student success, Actionbound can play a role. It could be used in preparing students for a trip to a museum or for a field trip with real connection to the syllabus, such as a courthouse scavenger hunt or identifying plants."
Regional Academy for Continuing Education and Professional Development
Actionbound Background and Introduction (German)
„Cooperation in groups also develops students’ social skills. Using tablets really motivates students.“
Schreiber, Ch. & Schulz, K. (2017) Actionbound – virtuelle Schnitzeljagd. Mathematische Aspekte in der Umwelt spielerisch entdecken. Mathematik differenziert, 1/2017, 22-25
„Actionbound is a contemporary tool that shows the potential of smartphones in educational settings in an impressive form.“
Baier, F. & Gottein H.-P. (2016) Mobile Learning am Beispiel Actionbound. Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg, Hochschulschrift - PHScript 10 Schwerpunkt MEDIEN, 47-52, German
Literature as well as more information about using Actionbound in schools is available Google
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Actionbound wird bereits an vielen Schulen genutzt und wurde mehrfach ausgezeichnet.
The Teacher’s and Educational Licenses have been specially developed for pedagogical use. They’ll make it easy for you to get started. As a teacher you can use these licenses without any limitation in terms of the number of participants or the Bounds created. Your pupils can also create their own Bounds using your Teacher’s License– so it’s simple for you to protect your student’s privacy.