My discovery of digital breakouts came during EdCampEVA in the summer of 2017. I've always loved puzzle games, and I was intrigued at how these digital adventures could engage students in problem solving and critical thinking skills while also encouraging collaboration. I got right to work exploring the BreakoutEDU site to see how these games were set up. YouTube became my best resource for videos on setting up Google Forms to create the lock boxes. I knew that I wanted to house these breakouts on one portal, and I just loved the look and ease of using Weebly; hence, EscapeEdventures.com was born.
Over the past few years, I've added themed breakouts that review units of study. My PLC members have been such a help in testing out the items, and our students have enjoyed the break from traditional instruction and review. I love when a student asks, "When will we get to do another breakout?" Their enthusiasm motivates me to revise and create breakouts that will entertain and challenge them.
I decided that I wanted the site to remain a free resource for teachers looking to add some variety to their teaching. For those who may not have the time to go through each before sharing with their students, I do have the answer keys available through my Teachers Pay Teachers store.
I absolutely love creating these breakouts, and I hope that you and your students enjoy them.