- How does it work? Like the popular "Escape Rooms" that have been appearing across the globe, these are challenge escape games. Players solve clues in order to open locks and “breakout" of the EDU box.
- Why play? BreakoutEDU offers players a fun and exciting way to strengthen skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, logic, creativity, communication, collaboration… so many skills necessary to for us to have. Did I mention fun? Playing a challenging BreakoutEDU game is such a fun and exciting way to strengthen skills without even realizing learning is happening.
- Who can play? BreakoutEDU games can be played by adults for team-building and collaboration or in class with students. Playing with adults is not only so much fun, but also a great way to have them experience it first hand so if they want to have students play, they understand exactly what it entails. And, giving students this fun learning experience which can be so different from what they’re used to, sparks a new energy and excitement for them.
- What subjects can you use these game in? Although many of the games available on BreakoutEDU are linked to a specific content area, they can be played by any subject. The beauty of these challenge games are the higher-order thinking skills involved and because of this they can be integrated in many ways.
Timer to Display
Music to play during a BreakoutEDU session
Example Breakout EDU Game Intros
It is that time of year when teachers can receive iTunes gift cards from families and I often get asked, "What is a paid app that I believe is worth the money?" Below are my top 3 favorite paid creation apps.
#1 do ink green screen~hands down my Favorite
This app is a MUST have for every teacher no matter the grade or content...
Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and photos. Classroom-tested by kids and teachers, this app emphasizes ease-of-use and simplicity while still enabling fantastic results. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.
You know what a "green screen" effect is, right? It's used in the movies to make it look like the actors have landed on an alien planet, and it's used on TV to make it look like your local news announcer is standing in front of a weather map. The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera.
#2 faces i make app
app-smash it with chatterpix!
#3 don't let the pigeon run this app!
App Smash it with Chatterpix or imovie!
Technology Integration Specialist for FTCSC