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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 (45)

Full 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.
Full Member
Great ideas!!
Informative presentation on how to engage students in a hands-on way.
Full Member
A creative way to provide an engaging lesson that focusses on problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork.
Great information!
Thank you for providing a variety of options for different supplies and technological availability!
Such exciting ideas!
Full Member
Great ideas! I canít wait to use in my high school English classes
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