This summer while attending ISTE, I learned about a cool new game for the classroom called Breakout EDU. Here’s a short video about it.
Since receiving my kit, I’ve played it four times–twice with my college students and twice with fifth graders. All ages loved it. For the fifth grade game, I used an adaptation of two of the games on the site (http://www.breakoutedu.com/). The game centered around missing iPads, and students had to use their knowledge of place value to decode the clues to find them.
There are many games already pre-made to use with the kits (for free) and I enjoy making them up too. I’m looking forward to playing with some first graders on Halloween!
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Thanks for this cool idea and your great descriptions! My school is looking into these for both professional development and classroom activities.
That’s great! Make sure to join the Breakout EDU facebook page for more ideas. There are tons of educators there sharing how they have been using the boxes. :)
This is such a great idea. This summer my family and I went to an escape room and loved it! The idea behind Break EDU seems it his three C’s too: Collaboration, communication, and creative thinking.