What is the AppMazing Race? It’s a fun and silly team-based scavenger hunt game for conference attendees that encourages participants to use a variety of apps and sites to complete tasks that vary in point values. The team with the highest number of points at the end of the conference wins! In the event of a tie, those judging the entrees will base their final decision on the creativity of the submissions.
Teams and Registering
Participants will form a team of three to five people attending GaETC. Team members do not have to be from the same school or even county. Participants in the APPMazing Race can only participate on ONE team.
A deadline for registering a team will be announced in the fall. When registering, Team Captains will be asked to complete a form with each Team Member’s name and link to the Padlet wall where they will post evidence of their completed tasks.
Each team must designate a team captain who will be responsible for the following:
- Completing the registration form on behalf of their team
- Receiving the list of tasks for the team and distributing them to team members.
- Managing the team’s Padlet wall, which will be used to post completed tasks.
- The distribution of any prizes won by the team to team members who were not able to stay for the closing session.
Tasks and timeline
The first list of tasks will be distributed by early Wednesday during the conference, with a second list distributed first thing Thursday morning.
A link to the list of tasks will be distributed via email to Team Captains and also distributed via social media. Teams will have from Wednesday, beginning when the tasks are revealed, until 7 PM on Thursday, to complete the tasks and be considered for prizes.
Although tasks will be released as a list, teams will have opportunities to Level Up by completing “Bonus XP” tasks. Announcements of these tasks will be distributed through the same communication channels, but they will only remain active for a limited time. There may also be opportunities to complete these “Bonus XP” tasks early Friday morning.
Not all tasks require every team member to participate. Some tasks will be designed so they can be done individually, so Team Captains will need to delegate when needed.
Final submissions for each task must be made to the group’s Padlet wall.