Creating Escape Room Experience For Students
A fun and interactive activity to check in with students’ comprehension of a topic through an accessible online platform.
This activity can be used as a wrap-up activity at the end of a lesson, as an ongoing activity, or as a mid / end of the term review. It can be used multiple times throughout the course since it can be adapted to any topic the instructor may be reviewing.
This activity requires the instructor to create an online ‘game’ through Google Slides as seen in the video example.
If this is the first time your students will be playing this game explain how the game works before sending your students the link to your ‘video game’. I would create a small demo version and walk through it with them.
Make sure to be very clear on what your expectations are, such as whether they are allowed to use other websites or resources to answer the questions.
Once your students have grasped the idea and understand the instructions, send the video game link via your communication platform and watch them play the game!
Note: In order for the game to work, instruct your students that they have to click on ‘PRESENT’ mode when playing it, otherwise the ‘buttons’ or ‘clickables’ will not work.
The game’s length depends on the instructor’s preference. Ideally, this activity should take between 15-20 minutes if it is used as a warm-up / cool down session.
Click here to view an online tutorial that shows how to create an escape room. The creator goes through the process of how to add backgrounds, pictures, gifs, and links.
This activity is one of a series of activities from Equity Unbound, focused on equitable online community building.Find out more
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