At the last meeting of the Oakland County EdTech leadership team we ran through a BreakoutEDU scenario. It was a ton of fun, and we really had to work together as a team to make it work.
It's a concept based on breakout rooms, which are rooms that you have to break out of by figuring out a series of puzzles. BreakoutEDU takes adds an academic twist. Players still have to work together using real problem solving skills, but there is some good academic content added in too. Puzzles that address different topics are available on the BreakoutEDU website. You can even make your own puzzle and submit it.
What was most exciting is that I got to take a kit home to use with students back in Brandon. Last night, I piloted the first activity at home with my wife Betsy. She really enjoyed it, but she agreed that working with a team would have made it even better. I can't wait to run some staff members through it next week and see it rolled into classrooms soon!
Instructional Technology Coach