Updated March 2018

Breakout EDU

Physical and digital puzzle games epitomize collaborative learning

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Character & SEL, Critical Thinking, Communication & Collaboration

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Breakout EDU is a physical game kit and platform where students work together to solve various puzzles to open a locked box, similar to an escape room. You can use Breakout kits in every subject area and grade level. Make sure to scour through the existing games on the site -- you'll find games on geometric shapes, literature, physical education, computer science, and the library, and even team development. Or spend some time to create your own; team up with other teachers to create a multidisciplinary experience. No matter how the game is created, be sure to use the classroom management tools (hint cards, timers, etc.) that Breakout provides to keep students focused on building the critical-thinking and social and emotional skills necessary to solve these complex problems.

To supplement the physical kit, play or create a Breakout digital game (on the web or through an iOS or Android app). The online format allows teachers to track progress and set time limits for students. These digital games are geared more toward warm-ups and homework and can be completed individually. Students can also design their own digital games that can be approved by the teacher and added to a classroom library. 

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Jessica J. , Classroom teacher
Classroom teacher
Jack Jouett Middle School
Charlottesville, United States
Challenges students to collaborate and think creatively to solve problems
The students really enjoy both the physical and digital forms of Breakout Edu! I love that they encourage teamwork, problem solving, and reviewing of materials. The paid version is a little pricey and I don't like that you don't get forever full access if you purchase a kit.
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