Digital Escape Rooms for All Content Areas

This workshop will focus on using a combination of primarily G Suite for Education (Google) tools to create scavenger hunt-like puzzles that can be combined to create a digital escape room for any content area. Apps that are utilized in this course include Google Forms, Sheets, and Drawings. Escape rooms will include color-coded conditional formatting in Sheets, hidden messages within Drawings, and additional embedded content in Forms.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 14, 2021

Course Details

Audience K-12 Classroom Teachers and Specialists
Level Beginner & Intermediate
Instructor Erin Foley
Dates

Self-Paced Training and Creation: February 22 – March 4, 2021

Time

Required Meet: Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 4pm

Earn 3 PDPs  
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $45
Non-Member Cost $55
Limit 20 Participants
Prerequisites Basic computer and Internet skills

Erin Foley

Erin Foley is the Digital Literacy Specialist at Hanover Middle School in Hanover, MA, and is a professional development course instructor for MassCUE. Erin is also a Google Certified Educator and a Google for Education Certified Trainer. She has 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher with 11 of those years specifically in the field of instructional technology. Erin is a member of the Hanover Public Schools Technology Committee and has led multiple trainings to assist teachers in transitioning to a hybrid learning environment. Erin has a M.A.T. degree from Quinnipiac University and holds 4 Massachusetts teaching licenses: Digital Literacy/Computer Science (5-12), Instructional Technology (K-12), Elementary (1-6), and Mathematics (5-8).

 

Participants will view training materials at their own pace. These will include videos and sample graphics. From there, participants will create their own Escape activity within a Google Form that will embed additional resources such as images, drawings with secret links/messages, videos, etc. Participants will have a choice of what types of embedded content to include to meet the needs of various grade levels and subject areas. 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will engage in a live, 1-hour Google Meet to share resources, ask questions, and share teaching strategies as related to the Escape activity.

Self-Paced Training and Creation: February 22 – March 4, 2021

Required Meet: Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 4pm

This course supports the following Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science standards:

K-2.DTC.b.1:  Collaboratively use digital tools and media resources to communicate key ideas and details in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains.

K-2.DTC.b.3 Use a variety of digital tools to present information to others.

3-5.DTC.a.3 Use digital tools (local and online) to manipulate and publish multimedia artifacts.

3-5.DTC.b.1: Communicate key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using digital tools and media-rich resources.

3-5.DTC.b.2: Collaborate through online digital tools under teacher supervision.

6-8.DTC.a.3 Integrate information from multiple file formats into a single artifact.

6-8.DTC.a.4: Individually and collaboratively, use advanced tools to design and create online content (e.g., digital portfolio, multimedia, blog, webpage).

6-8.DTC.b.1: Communicate and publish key ideas and details individually or collaboratively in a way that informs, persuades, and/or entertains using a variety of digital tools and media-rich resources.

6-8.DTC.b.2 Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously through online digital tools.

9-12.DTC.a.1: Use digital tools to design and develop a significant digital artifact (e.g., multipage website, online portfolio, simulation).

9-12.DTC.b.1 Communicate and publish key ideas and details to a variety of audiences using digital tools and media-rich resources.

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Digital Escape Rooms for All Content Areas 

Self-Paced Training and Creation: February 22 – March 4, 2021

Required Meet: Thursday, March 4, 2021 – 4pm

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