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Breakout EDU

March 02, 2017

 

Third graders got the chance to try something new recently. It’s called

Breakout Edu, it’s great fun, and it can be experienced by

learners of all ages. During the Breakout EDU game, students work

together as a whole class or in small groups to solve a series of

critical thinking clues and puzzles. They do this in order to open

some special locks on a box that contains a treat or something

related to the game problem identified at the beginning of the game.

The game the third graders played was called “If You Take a Mouse

to School,” and was based on the book of the same name by author

Laura Numeroff. With this particular game, the mouse in the story

had taken the students’ crayons and put them in the locked box, and

students had to work in small groups to solve puzzles and open locks

in order to get their crayons back. The students thought that the

puzzles were challenging and made them think, which is one of the

many benefits of Breakout Edu. Through the Breakout experience,

students learned teamwork, perseverance, critical thinking,

collaboration, cooperation, and creative thinking, all valuable skills in

school, the workplace, and the world. Plus, it was just a whole lot of

fun!

 

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