As students head back to school, it can be challenging to find an activity that will engage everyone in a fun and exciting way. Digital escape rooms like this Back to School Retro Technology Digital Escape Room are the perfect activity to not only get your students up and moving around the classroom meeting one another, but they are also a great way to promote cooperation and build classroom community.
This Back to School Retro Technology Digital Escape Room will make the transition back to school both fun and educational. Your students will especially love this digital escape room as it will challenge their knowledge on something that you, the teacher, most likely know all about and grew up with – retro technology!
Why should students learn about retro technology?
Learning about retro technology will be exciting and eye-opening for your students. They’ll get to learn what the very first TV channel was, see some old-school gaming systems and computers, learn about some of the first cellular devices, and more.
Having your students learn about this old-school technology in this retro Back to School Digital Escape Room can help students appreciate the advancements made in modern technology, as well as gain an understanding of how technology has evolved over time. They might be shocked to learn that the television wasn’t even invented until the late 1920s!
To see even more shock and awe in your students’ faces, bring in some of your old technology to show them once the retro technology digital escape room is finished – they might really love to see an old Walkman, floppy disc, or flip phone! And it’s always fun to reminisce on the past.
Back to School Retro Technology Digital Escape Room
This Back to School Retro Technology Digital Escape Room provides students with the opportunity to work independently or with their peers to solve 10 retro technology-focused challenges. Students must solve these required challenges to “escape” from the school technology storage room they have accidentally locked themselves into.
This is a perfect first week of school activity to help build community with cooperative learning and engage students in social-emotional learning for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. This digital escape room should take your students about 30 minutes to complete from start to finish.
Once this escape room is purchased, the teacher will get access to a Google Form link that is 100% editable and customizable for your classroom needs. Students will get the opportunity to “escape” while learning about retro technology.
No prep is required from the teacher or students – all that is needed is a teacher Google Drive account. Students can use Google Forms without having a Google account.
- Student Interest Inventory
- Digital Escape Room with 10 Challenges (“locks”)
- Detailed teacher directions in text and video format
- Answer Key
- Student Instructions
You can find this Back to School Retro Technology Digital Escape Room on Teachers Pay Teachers USD or Shopify CAD. And if you want even more digital escape room fun, you can find all 2 Peas and a Dog digital escape rooms on Teachers Pay Teachers USD or Shopify CAD.
What Teachers Are Saying:
“Great resource for beginning of the school year for students to work together and get to know one another by completing this fun escape room task. Great for building community and easy to use.” – Amber C.
“My students really enjoyed this escape room last Friday. This morning the students asked me if we could do another one this week. I love your products!” – Natalie L.
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