Blessed Francis Seelos Academy students try ‘Digital Escape Room’
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 | 10:16 AM
Blessed Francis Seelos Academy’s fourth grade students in Theresa Huerbin’s Reading class experienced a “Digital Escape Room.” The students, in small groups of four or five, worked together to solve tasks in order to receive clues that would eventually lead them to a final task to “escape”. The tasks and clues consisted of sequence activities, sign language, inferring main ideas, and a suffix/prefix puzzle. The students used iPads to scan and enter codes and for some of the skills.
The activity offered a highly motivating game-like activity for practicing essential Reading skills. In addition, this activity engaged our visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. It provided them with an educational experience that promoted critical thinking skills. It also prepared the students with the opportunity to constructively work as a team. It promoted problem solving and technology skills through the use of QR Codes and Google Forms. With the activity being timed, it also promoted student attention skills that are needed daily in other classroom activities.
The activity and technology were funded by the Blessed Francis Seelos Academy Learning Enrichment Fund.