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It can be can be tough to keep students' attention the last few weeks of the school year. This end-of-the-year will add fun and engagement to these crazy days. It presents students with 5 school-based problems to solve and hidden resources to help solve them. Escape rooms allow for learning at its best; the excitement of solving problems while they try to beat the clock makes learning an adventure. Digital escape rooms but are just as much fun. There is no real preparation on the teacher's part and no papers to run off. They present students with a fun, authentic reason to do close reading, since clues often need to be read multiple times to be successful.
On the way home on the last day of school, you realize you have left your lunchbox, recorder, and gym shoes at school. When you go back to get them, the building is deserted, meaning you have to beat the security code in 5 different places in order to escape. As the timer counts down (suggested time is 45 minutes), participants in this Summer Vacation Escape Room will encounter problems like finding out which authors match Newbery Award books, putting balls in the gym closet in size order, doing math problems using a lunch menu, and finding out a little about Beethoven in the music room. Links to the resources they'll need to solve each problem are hidden in pictures they can click on.
This escape room was created in Google Sites. Students can work in pairs or small groups to solve the puzzles. (Note: Each group will need a desktop computer, Chromebook, ipad, or other device that can access the Internet.) The link to the escape room site can be assigned in Google Classroom, emailed, copied and pasted, or typed in. A QR code is also included for easy scanning. Answers to each lock are typed into a Google Form, which tells them immediately if their answer is correct so they can move on to the next challenge.
This PDF includes:
· the link and a QR code for the Escape Room
· instructions/suggestions for use
· solutions for the challenges
· 4 congratulatory signs that can be printed if you want students who successfully escape to hold them and pose for “victory photos.”
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