DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM
YA’LL!!! So, let me preface with I’M ADDICTED! We went to a technology conference in Austin, TX, and there was an Escape Room facility about 2 blocks from our hotel. I had never been to one before, so we decided to go and check it out. OH MY GOSH!!! The first one we did was a Classroom Breakout. We didn’t succeed at that one, but when we went back a few days later, we did another room, and WE DID IT! It was SO MUCH FUN!
It REQUIRES team work, logic, laughter, and a little bit of LUCK! I’ve created several different digital breakouts, but after actually playing them, I am revamping my thoughts on how to build them. Check out how my LEAP YEAR works!
Here’s how it works!
- There are four different rooms.
- Each room has three hints.
- Students can search around the room trying to figure out what they need to do, or they can click on the first hint, which will bring them to a math task.
- Math Tasks consist of 5-7 cards where they have to solve a problem.
- After they solve the 5-7 cards, they get a hint. If they can solve after the first hint, they are brought to the second room.
- If they can’t solve after the first hint, they click on the second hint, solve 5-7 more math cards, then they get a third hint.
- The third hint actually tells them what to do (they can’t go straight to the third hint, though.) Each time they select a hint, it will take them longer to solve the room.
- The tasks in each room aren’t really set up for the students to solve without using the hints.
- Once they solve all four rooms, they are taken to a slide that congratulates them.
- There are also cards you can print out so that you can take their picture with the signs and the background image.
Below are the different task cards that students will work through if they click on the HINTS! For some, students will have to type in answers, and for others they will just select the answer. If they select the wrong answer, it keeps them on that page until they get the answer correct.
So, for this type of Digital Breakout, you are just the monitor. You will read the first four cards to the students to get them started. But after that, the Boom Learning Platform does the rest for you.
You will need to:
- Set up a Boom Learning FREE account, if you haven’t already done so
- Once you have a FREE account
- You will go to your BOOM LIBRARY
- Click on the DECK
- Click ACTION
- Click FAST PLAY
- Students will go to the Boom APP or log in to Boomlearning
- Click FAST PIN
- Type in the 4 letter/digit PIN
- Begin playing