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Create Breakout-Style Puzzles that Promote Critical Thinking and Engagement

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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 (34)

Great ideas for implementation. Not as overwhelming as I thought it would be to make one.
Such great ideas to use for my students that they will love!!!
Full Member
Great ideas. Students would love these types of activities.
Great ideas. Seems very engaging for students.
Full Member
This webinar was VERY helpful!!!
Full Member
Some of these ideas, especially for the younger students, are really helpful!
Great Info!!
Full Member
Oh, my goodness! Such great ideas and fun! Is it possible to find these templates?
Full Member
Thank you for these great resources and ideas!
Basic Member
This was so fun! It gave me ideas to help me begin in my own classroom!
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