Digital Breakout - FREE Activity using Google Forms

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Introduce digital breakouts with your students with this interactive FREE activity. Students DO NOT NEED a Google account or login to complete this activity. The breakout is completed through Google Forms. All that's needed is a device with an internet connection.

The content of this breakout is identical to my Digital Breakout - FREE Activity using Google Apps. That breakout was made with a Google Site. Since so many schools block student access to Google Sites I wanted to create an alternative.

A digital breakout requires students to work together to solve puzzles and figure out codes to open the digital locks. In this breakout students will have to solve two challenges in order to figure out what their teacher's favorite book is. This breakout is the perfect way to introduce your students to digital breakouts and get them used to the format of these engaging, creative and paperless activities.

What you need to use this breakout:

  • Chromebooks, computers, laptops or some type of mobile device. You will need one device for each team. I recommend teams of 2-3 students if possible. The devices must be connected to the internet.
  • Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.

Included in this resource:

  • Teacher directions
  • Link to the Google Form
  • QR code (for accessing the form with mobile devices using a QR code reader app)

Activity overview:

Students need to solve two challenges to figure out what their teacher's favorite book is. The first challenge is completed on the website Students will need to put six book titles in alphabetical order. For the second challenge students will need to solve three different riddles.

There is also a bonus jigsaw puzzle for students to complete as an ending activity. The puzzle is from Some schools will block this website. This is beyond my control. You will need to check with your IT department.

Important Note: This is not an editable resource.

This product is not compatible with Microsoft OneDrive. Google Forms will not work with OneDrive.

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