My students are in a regular education classroom and live in a lower socio-economic area compared to the surrounding suburbs in upstate New York. These 5th graders have a real yearning for investigating and learning about new things, but they are not always afforded the opportunities to do so. Our school is comprised of about four hundred 4th and 5th graders. Everyone works together to do what is best for our "family" at this school.
My students are curious 9 to 11-year-olds who love the excitement that interactive activities bring to their learning.
I see them wonder, create, and make connections as we explore the various topics in our curriculum.
In Breakout EDU, students are being encouraged to use their wits, collaboration, and grit to break into a locked box. Students are divided into teams and presented with a box with one or more locks on it. After solving a variety of clues and challenges, they will discover keys and codes they can use to unlock the box. There is a wide range of uses and benefits breakout games and teaching strategies can yield for my classroom.
A Breakout EDU experience is the perfect collaborative, kinesthetic activity that reinforces learning.
Like many games, it provides an immersive experience all of my students can benefit from.
The breakout challenge heavily encompasses critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity through content. Students must work together, thinking critically and creatively, to complete each challenge based on the content they are learning.
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