Using digital escape rooms in middle school has never been easier. With so many kids being tech-savvy these days, getting them to open and use a digital escape room in Google Forms will feel like second nature. And the best part about using digital escape rooms in middle school is that they are so easy to use and require very little – to no – preparation.
This blog post is going to be a round-up of the best blog posts on using digital escape rooms in middle school to get you using them in your classroom today.
What are digital escape rooms?
Digital escape rooms are very similar to the traditional escape room. You know, the type where you and your friends get locked in a room and have to solve a series of challenges so you can escape? That’s exactly what a digital escape room is, but it’s all digital, which means it can be used in the classroom or online for digital learning.
Digital escape rooms are perfect for the classroom for a multitude of reasons, including the fact that they are great for promoting teamwork and collaboration and they can help reinforce learning. Plus, they can come in a variety of topics, from book-themed to Canada-themed to biodiversity-themed to winter-themed – there really is a digital escape room to fit all subject areas.
- Why Use Digital Escape Rooms in Middle School? – In case you didn’t already know, there are many reasons you should be using digital escape rooms in middle school. This blog post shares some of the reasons and also talks about how 2 Peas and a Dog digital escape rooms work.
- 5 Awesome Reasons To Use Escape Rooms In Your Classroom – If the previous post wasn’t enough, this blog post gives 5 more awesome reasons you should be using digital escape rooms in the classroom, courtesy of guest writer Lyndsay, including the fact that they can make even the most boring or tedious work fun.
- How to Use Digital Escape Rooms Without a School Google Account – Using a digital escape room is so easy – you don’t even need a school Google account! This blog post will help anyone needing a little bit of assistance in using their first digital escape room when they don’t have a school Google account. The accompanying video is also very useful.
- 5 Tips for a Successful Digital Escape Room – When you find that you’re ready to start using digital escape rooms in middle school, you might need a bit of inspiration when it comes to setting up the classroom. This blog post talks about the things you will need to host a successful digital escape room in your classroom.
- Why Integrate Science Digital Escape Rooms Into Your Classroom? – Calling all science teachers! Have you ever wanted to use a digital escape room in your classroom but didn’t know when to use one? With these science digital escape rooms, it’s easy to integrate them right into your science curriculum! This blog post will talk about why you should be using science digital escape rooms in middle school classrooms and what benefits they have.
- Using Puzzles and Games in the Classroom to Engage Students – Digital escape rooms in middle school are all about puzzles and challenges – students love to be challenged! But what are some other ways you can bring puzzles and games into the classroom? This blog post dives into some of the ways you can use not only digital escape rooms but other puzzles and games in your middle school classroom.
Are you looking to try out a digital escape room in your classroom but not sure where to start? Try out this Pet-Themed Digital Escape Room! This resource is absolutely free and will be delivered to your inbox when you sign up for the mailing list.
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This holidays and seasons-themed Full Year Digital Escape Room Mega Bundle provides students with the opportunity to work independently or with their peers to solve various challenges. Students must solve these required challenges to “escape” from the rooms they have accidentally locked themselves into.
These digital escape rooms are a perfect activity to help build community with cooperative learning and engage students in social-emotional learning for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade. These digital escape rooms should take your students about 30 minutes to 60 minutes to complete from start to finish.
Once this is purchased, the teacher will get access to 11 Google Form links that are 100% editable and customizable for your classroom needs.
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.
- 11 Digital Escape Rooms (Back To School 1, Back to School 2, Fall, Halloween, Christmas, Winter, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Spring, End of the Year, & Pet-Themed)
- Detailed teacher directions in text and video format
- Answer Key
- Student Instructions
What Teachers Are Saying:
“Oh my goodness! I LOVE this bundle! I have quite a few resources from this seller. I love her work so much I regularly read her blog. I’d tried out two individual escape room tasks first. My students begged for more! As a distance learning tool, I encouraged students who couldn’t finish during class time to invite family members at home to join them in finishing the task. One student emailed me and said she and her grandma needed help with a question to finish it, and they were so eager! When I saw the bundle, I knew I had to have it. I am teaching in-person this year, and I’ve used these as a day-before-break activity, a rotation station, and a HW task for students who needed to be out to quarantine for awhile. All were very successful.” – Kathleen D.
Even if you feel like you’re not as tech-savvy as your students, I guarantee that you’ll be able to use digital escape rooms in middle school with no problems. These no-prep digital escape rooms will not only be a blast for your students, but once you do one, you’re going to want to do them all.
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