Teachers have adapted this idea and have brought it into the classroom. Classroom escape rooms are designed around a unit or activity, and it includes envelopes, clues, puzzles, activities and locks throughout the classroom. However, teachers like myself, have taken the paper out of the escape room and have made it completely digital!
Benefits Part II-Creating Engagement & Collaboration in the Classroom
B. Digital Escape Rooms are perfect for your Special Education and ELL students for the practice of communication skills and techniques.
C. Rather than the teacher facilitating the lesson, the students take ownership of their learning.
D. The escape rooms teach your students to work under pressure.
Where Can I Find These Escapes?
Here are a few amazing Teacher-Authors who sell Digital Escapes. Make to check out their creative, innovative escapes!
***In addition, I use Jigsaw Planet in some of my escape rooms. This may also be blocked depending on your district’s firewalls.
***This is an activity the teacher needs to be prepared for as well. I can guarantee you your students will have questions. Digital Escapes are made to be challenging, and students need to follow directions in order to be successful (we know that many students tend to forget to read the directions!). The teacher should be familiar and should try out the escape on their own first, before implementing it in class.