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Breakout Edu: Escape From the Traditional Classroom

In this month's Digital Buzz, I am honored to be joined by James Sanders, the founder of a new concept for schools called Breakout Edu. Essentially it's a kit that can transform any room in your building into an Escape Room experience. Don't know what an Escape Room is? In a few words, it's locking yourself in a room with friends, family and/or strangers, then seeking out and solving clues to "break out" of the room.

James and his team have found a way to modularize this experience and share it with schools, teachers and students. The result has been a tidal wave of amazing problem solving, critical thinking and teamwork. In this interview I ask James to share the story of Breakout Edu, explain in depth how it works and share how this can be used in your educational setting.

As a side note, I've done this myself a few times and have even tried it with my own district team. All instances have been great learning experiences but most of all FUN. I can't wait to have our students try a Breakout Edu game and then begin to design their own!


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