Create Your Own Digital Breakouts

Using Google Apps for Education

Session Objectives

  • To understand what digital breakouts are and how they can be used in the classroom by experiencing the fun for yourself.
  • To discover digital breakouts created by others.
  • To learn how to use Google Forms and Google Sites in order to create our own Digital Breakouts.

What are Breakouts and why should they be used in the classroom?

This educational craze is about bringing the Escape Room fun into the classroom. Students usually work together to follow clues in order to open a series of locks.


Breakouts encourage:


  • Fun in the Classroom
  • Collaboration
  • Critical Thinking
  • Inquiry-based Experience
  • Builds inference skills
  • Enhances communication

Examples of Digital Breakouts

Using Google Forms as your Breakout Locks

forms.google.com


Google Forms allows you to create locked answers that will not allow the respondent to move on until the correct answer is provided.


Here's a video on how to do that.

Using the New Google Sites to build your Breakout

sites.google.com


Google Sites is the perfect landing page for your Digital Breakout. It has flexibility and style while being simple to work with. Sites allow for easy embedding of Google Drive items as well as linking to any other website.


Here's a video on how to use Google Sites