This summer while attending ISTE, I learned about a cool new game for the classroom called Breakout EDU. Here’s a short video about it.
Since receiving my kit, I’ve played it four times–twice with my college students and twice with fifth graders. All ages loved it. For the fifth grade game, I used an adaptation of two of the games on the site (http://www.breakoutedu.com/). The game centered around missing iPads, and students had to use their knowledge of place value to decode the clues to find them.
There are many games already pre-made to use with the kits (for free) and I enjoy making them up too. I’m looking forward to playing with some first graders on Halloween!
We have these basic shortcuts hanging in our computer lab, and we teach students to use them when needed. There are many more, but these are basic ones students find fun using. If you want a list of them in Word Format, here it is: Basic CTRL Key Shortcuts
I’ve written a lot about using geocaching in school, but I just found this great video on the www.geocaching.com site that explains geocaching as a hobby. With the weather turning warmer, this might be something that you and your family may want to try! It combines two of my favorite things: the outdoors and technology!