This would be great for a STEM learning project!
They are a great way to test students' knowledge on a range of subjects and skills without using the word 'test'.
There was a lot of printing and preparation.
The amount of printing and prep-work involved (cutting, organising, hiding clues, building props, etc) means that I usually only do one or two escape rooms a year.
If I could cut down on preparation time with a purely digital escape room on the iPad then I would gladly run these escape games more often!
This escape game really highlighted to me the students who cannot/will not persevere in the face of difficulties.
I have one or two students who struggle with motivation and perseverance when faced with challenges, as well as one deaf student and two students who are at extreme academic risk.
It was difficult for these students to understand and contribute effectively on their own. So I grouped them with stronger students, while the grandparents gladly assisted when needed.
The game ran perfectly, I wouldn't change a single thing!
Having smaller groups promotes better teamwork, and having them compete against each other really helped engage their attention and remain focused.
I also made sure I had mixed ability groups so the weaker students could learn from the stronger students.
However, it was still very handy having grandparents there to assist.
I pride myself on my reputation...
...and I continually look for different ways to make learning fun.
As I have said before, I usually do one or two escape rooms a year, however, if they were more accessible (say through an app or a website), I would do more of them.
Preparation at the moment takes a LONG time!
I loved the quality of the resources and graphics, the level of enjoyment the students got out of it, and the ease of purchase.
I have been let down many times with buying things on the internet and they are not up to the standard I would expect for the price I paid. The quality of your game and all the print-outs were exceptional!
I also loved the involvement of the grandparents and how much the students enjoyed working with each other as well as the elderly on this task.
Escape room games are a perfect way to secure classroom engagement while teaching important problem-solving skills. Plus, all of our escape room kits are 100% customizable to suit your curriculum.
Not to mention, you get the added bonus of seeing an entire classroom of beaming smiles as you instantly become 'the cool teacher'! Why not give it a go?