Digital Breakouts, Digital Literacy, Tech in the Classroom

Groundhog Weather School – A Groundhog Day Digital Breakout

It’s Groundhog Day! Every February the 2nd, groundhog makes his annual appearance to predict if we will have six more weeks of winter or an early spring. In this digital breakout based on the story Groundhog Weather School by Joan Holub, groundhog has some extra help, he sure is glad that he opened a weather school last year! Solve each clue to learn some cool facts about Groundhog Day.

Groundhog Weather School – Digital Breakout

Critical Thinking

Clue 1 - Solving the digital breakout

I really had those brains stretching on this digital breakout. For the first clue, students had to find hidden letters and to guess the word. I created a Groundhog Day Weather Forecaster Quiz and hid six letters. For some students, they immediately recognized that some words were a different color; others needed a hint.

Cause and Effect

For the second clue, I created “cause” statements and students had to drag and drop the correct “effect” statement to each box; revealing the five digit number lock. Just like me, students still get confused as to what the groundhog will do if he sees his shadow!

Clue 2
Clue 2

Fact vs. Opinion

Clue 3

For the third clue, students practiced identifying “fact” and “opinion” statements. A helpful hint for this one is to have them use the “fill” tool to color each fact statement. Once they had the correct statements selected, students were then able to solve the direction lock.

Sequence of Events

This clue was a doozy! Using Google Sheets, I created five events and mixed them up. Students had to place a number beside each event indicating the order it would occur. Once students placed the right number in the box, it would magically reveal a color. Students then had to place the numbers in the correct order.

It’s amazing to see how engaged students are when completing a Digital Breakout; after an hour, I only had about three pairs of students finish the Digital Breakout, but it did not deter the others. As they were leaving for the day, they were already asking when will we be able to do another one!!

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!

Looking for a K-2 Digital Breakout?

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How do you use digital breakouts in your classroom? Do you have a certain resource that is your go-to for creating or sharing with your students? I would love to learn how others are utilizing digital breakouts or Breakout boxes in their classrooms.

Happy Teaching!

Tonya

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Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Breakout Escape Room

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every third Monday in January, we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dedicated his life fighting for civil rights and for poverty. His famous “I Have a Dream” speech exposed the American public to the injustice of racial inequality. Dr. King fervently persuaded Americans to stop discriminating based on race. At the age of 35, Dr. King became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history. So many accomplishments in such a short time.

Let’s take some time to share the accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with our students. Let them learn about his struggles and what the did to help end discrimination based on race. 

To celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I created a digital breakout that provides students the opportunity to explore the life of Dr. King. 

Let’s Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Digital Breakout – Grades 3-5

→ Word Lock – Students will read each Fun Fact and find the hidden letters.

→ Color Lock –  Students will drag and drop the correct character trait to each sentence.

→ Direction Lock – Using the Fun Fact, students will follow the events to the image of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. beginning at “START HERE.”

→ Number Lock –  Students will read each definition then choose the correct vocabulary word. If correct, they earn a clue, if not, they go back to the original slide.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital breakout!

An additional extension I created for students to complete is a digital mystery hundreds chart picture (3 options to choose from, 1-100, sight words, or multiplication).

Digital Mystery Hundreds Chart – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can choose to have students use the 1-100 chart, a sight word chart or a multiplication chart to reveal the image.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital mystery hundreds chart.

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How do you use digital breakouts in your classroom? Do you have a certain resource that is your go-to for creating or sharing with your students? I would love to learn how others are utilizing digital breakouts or Breakout boxes in their classrooms.

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Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy, Tech in the Classroom

Celebrating the 100th Day of School

The 100th Day of School is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the day than with a FUN and ENGAGING Digital Breakout.

I’m not sure about you, but the first 100 days of school was gone in a blink of an eye. So much to do, so little time to do it.

For this Grade 3-5 100th Day of School digital breakout, I created each clue using 100s charts.

100th Day of School – Digital Breakout – Grades 3-5

Lock 1 – Students will fill in numbers to find the hidden letters.

Lock 2 – Students will find the correct numbers and complete the operation for each.

Lock 3 – Students will skip count by 10s, 5s, and 2s to reveal the hidden colors.

Lock 4 – Students will use provided coordinates to find the correct arrows.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital breakout!

For the first clue, students are required to use the “fill tool” in Google Slides to find the hidden word. There are five slides, with a 100s chart on each slide with a hidden letter. **To make this clue go a little faster, have each student in a group working on a slide, and have them highlight groups of the same color then fill (e.g. 1-4 fill red, 8-10 fill blue, etc.).

For the second clue, students must complete a math equation. Instead of digits, they have images and are required to use a 100s chart to find the missing numbers.

Clue #3

For the third clue, students must skip count. As they skip count, numbers “magically” change colors.

Clue #4

For the last clue, the student will use coordinates to find the hidden directions.

Check out this student breaking out of the 4th lock! Truly remarkable watching each student work their way through each clue and lock!

Students had a blast completing the 100th Day of School – Digital Breakout! They always ask if they can do another one! It’s great to see them think critically, to problem-solve, to collaborate with their peers, and build those important communication skills.

Looking for a 100th Day of School Digital Breakout for littles (K-2). Check this one out! The digital breakout uses Google Sites and is meant to be done as a whole group.

100th Day of School – Digital Breakout – Grades K-2

Word Lock – Student will count to 100 by 10s.

Number Lock – Students will count each set of coins and determine how much more is needed to make $1.00.

Direction Lock – Students will place a red x on the words that do not use the letters in the words “one-hundred.”

Color Lock – Students will solve each riddle and fill in the number with the correct color. Then sort the numbers from least to greatest.

Click HERE to learn more about this digital breakout!

Want to explore additional digital breakouts for the classroom, check out my tpt store; Shen Valley Vegan Teacher.

Be sure to follow my tpt store to get the latest and greatest digital breakouts for your classroom! The first 24 hours of posting a new resource, the resource will be 50% off.

How do you use digital breakouts in your classroom? Do you have a certain resource that is your go-to for creating or sharing with your students? I would love to learn how others are utilizing digital breakouts or Breakout boxes in their classrooms.

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Digital Breakouts, Digital Escape Rooms, Digital Literacy

Happy New Year – Digital Breakouts

Happy New Year!

I am excited to begin this new year. Out with the old, in with the new! Do you ever do the one-word challenge? The one-word challenge is where you choose one word to focus on in the new year. It provides clarity and creates a vision for the future.

My one word is action! I plan to take action this year. Planning is all good until you get swamped down with the details. I want to take more risk this year; throw myself out there and see what might happen. 

What’s your one word? How can you tie it into your resolutions for the new year, if you make them? 

One action I plan to take is to share my love of digital breakouts! If you have not heard of digital breakouts or digital escape rooms, check out a previous post that I wrote. If you are familiar with them, you know that digital breakouts provide students the opportunity to work in a group setting to hone those collaboration and communication skills. Digital breakouts also provide students authentic tasks that require problem-solving and critical thinking. Digital breakouts are such an engaging way to build those career-ready skills. And the best part, all K-5 students can participate in digital breakouts.

For the New Year, I created two Happy New Year Digital Breakouts, one for K-2 and one for 3-5. Each breakout provides students clues to solve to “breakout!”

Check them out here!


Again Happy New Year and Happy Teaching!

Tonya 

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream.” Anatole France ~ Writer

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