Over the past week I have been able to try out another activity that I found engaging for students. The activity was using Breakout Edu in a variety of math classes in a variety of ways. Breakout Edu is a lot like escape rooms where basically students work in teams to solve questions that help give clues to open locks to a sealed box. It seems like a pretty simple set up but I observed a lot of great teamwork, question asking, engagement, and problem solving in using this game. I used it along with other solving math questions but this is only one way to do it and I believe that the possibilities with this game are endless and could be used in any class or team building situation. One can go here for information on the kit http://www.breakoutedu.com/ (option to buy pre-made kit or can get list of materials and buy the items yourself) also many examples at the site of how to use it in a variety of ways or can again make up your own activities Here's another good link for some breakout edu ideas http://blog.mariventurino.com/2016/10/student-created-breakout-edu-games.html?m=1. If you have questions or this blog inspired you to try your own ... please let me know. Thanks
Dean Vendramin. Educator for over 20 years. Currently Education Leader for Math/Science at Archbishop M.C. O'Neill Catholic High School. Have a passion for all things in education with emphasis on technology integration, assessment, professional development, and 21 Century Education. Posts are articles he has written for the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation monthly newsletter The Bulletin, Saskatchewan Math Teachers' Society The Variable, blog requests from memberships he is a part of, and his own thoughts.