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Making Escape Rooms in Google Slides for Distance Learning

Making Escape Rooms for Distance Learning

Digital Escape Rooms are Great for Distance Learning

As I am writing this, many schools are closed are having students learn at a distance. Remote teaching can be challenging even if you do have the equipment and so do your students.  One idea I decided to learn more about was making Digital Escape Rooms using Google Forms.  Try this free escape room on owls.
 
Digital escape rooms give students a chance to read informational text on science literacy topics and solve the puzzles to escape.  Digital escape rooms motivate the students to read the high-interest passages and read back into the text so that they can answer the questions correctly. The questions are given in advance which helps students to think about the questions before they read the text passages.


This is such a fun No Prep way to engage your students! #distancelearning 

Distance Learning Escape Rooms

 

Distance Learning Escape Room
Watch this video to see how escape rooms work Sea Turtle Escape Room Video

 

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You can start by having a google form that the students are sent a link to access.

Google Forms Escape Rooms
Students sign in and click on the first break out code. 
This code will ask them if they want to make a copy.  They do!
The copy makes their answers separate from other students and keeps other students from seeing their answers.
When the copy opens up they will see a google slide show.
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Students love the drag and drop activities!
Drag and Drop Activities
Watch this video to see how the honey bee escape room works.
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Students solve five different codes, each with different activities.  The nonsense codes are put in the google form so that students can escape!  
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Students will be told Try Again! (or something like that if they have an incorrect code)
 
There may be four to ten breakouts in order to escape.  After the students solve one breakout code, they can click on the next link which will ask them to make another copy (say yes!)
 
This will take them to another google slide show with more information and a new code to crack.
 
When all the codes have been cracked and correctly inserted in the google form, students will be told, “Congratulations, you escaped!”
 
Students can work on these independently. The teacher can use it in google classroom or simply send the link to the students. A sheet of directions is included to send the students with the link to the escape room.
 
This is a great activity for distance education!
 
. These are no-prep for the teacher. 
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This resource is a digital Escape Room on tropical rainforests. It can be used for Distance Learning! Students will read informational text on tropical rainforests. Students will love learning about all the biodiversity in the unique habitat of the rainforest. This resource is online and self-checking. Students won’t be able to escape the room unless they have the correct answers. Incorrect codes are prompted to Try again! Really no prep for teachers!  Just share the link. Great for remote learning. This is an online interactive activity. It works great with google classroom, but can also be shared with just a link.
Life Cycle escape room
Otter Digital Escape Room
escape room on migration
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Digital Escape Room on Bald Eagles
 
Special Thanks to Robin Behringer
at Mrs. B’s Brainy Bunch! Mrs. B’s Brainy Bunch!
She has several great Escape Rooms and other digital products in her store.
Want to make your own Escape Rooms?  I highly recommend these templates from Mrs. B’s Brainy Bunch.

If you are interested in creating your OWN Digital Escape Rooms, this resource is for you! Both PERSONAL and COMMERCIAL use, the 78 blank templates help you create your digital breakouts and can be used for any subject area, content, or grade level. Escape Rooms combine gamification and student engagement in a collaborative setting, the perfect trifecta for authentic learning.

 
You can see more of my great products at Lynda’s Store
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Check out the video on this blog about my Honey Bee Escape Room

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I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

Richard S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning

Expedition Fourth

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

Heidi J

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
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