If you’re not familiar with the "Breakout Rooms" or “Escape Room” (and increasingly digital escape rooms) phenomenon found across the U.S., you’re definitely missing out! Escape rooms have made their way into recreational entertainment, board games, and even Hollywood!
The idea is relatively simple: players must complete a series of tasks in order to gain passwords, retrieve clues, or gather other information needed to “escape the room”– digitally, physically, or both. The idea is great because it works with any content area, grade level, particular skill, or objective you’re teaching, and students get extremely into it. I have facilitated 2 Digital Breakout experiences at MSPS this year so far (in 4th and 5th grades) and the students were extremely engaged and asking LOTS of questions about the content!
If you never tried one, I recommend starting here - https://sites.google.com/view/statesofmatter3-5/homesites.google.com/view/statesofmatter3-5/home
If you want to build a digital or physical Breakout/Escape game for your students based around your content please reach out and I would love to help!