Get the most out of the Teacher Learning Community. Sign in now. Not a member? Click here to get started for free!

Create Breakout-Style Puzzles that Promote Critical Thinking and Engagement

Preview Preview Preview Preview Preview
Buy Now


Incorporating breakout games is an extremely popular way to motivate and engage students. While playing these games is a great way for students to develop problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative skills, creating these games can be daunting and may seem like an impossible task. Join Lauren Boucher as she provides a starting point, strategies, and tips for creating puzzles that will get your students thinking critically and collaborating with one another. In addition, she will share specific puzzles and templates that you can use to bring this highly interactive instructional strategy to students of all ages.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Communication & Collaboration, Game-based Learning , Learning Theories & Strategies
Tags: breakout, collaboration, critical thinking, engagement, game-based learning, gamification, instructional strategy, puzzles

Reviews (48)

Lots of resources to choose from to create games.
Basic Member
good stuff
Full Member
This was so fun and inspiring! I've been using the BreakoutEDU "Lock of the Day" as a filler (while some kids are still browsing for books and others waiting for lesson to begin) and a warm-up. The kids LOVE them. I have been wanting to create some of my own. This offers a complete "toolbox" along with examples for adapting. I LOVED it and can't wait to challenge the kids!
Basic Member
Great ideas! Thank you.
Full Member
SOOOOOO many amazing ideas! Love it!
Full Member
My students love the challenge of collaborating to figure out the clues to unlock the locks. I've been using Breakout EDU prepared games, but nice to know how to create my own.
Basic Member
Great ideas!!
Informative presentation on how to engage students in a hands-on way.
Basic Member
A creative way to provide an engaging lesson that focusses on problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork.
Great information!
more reviews ...