DIY: Digital BreakoutEDU
Explore and create : BYOD
Tuesday, June 25, 10:15–11:15 am
Chances are you have probably heard about BreakoutEDU. However, what if you could DIY your very own BreakoutEDU that would require no boxes to set up or no manual locks to set? Even if you are new to Breakout, join us as we explore an out-of-the-box experience.
|Audience:||Teachers, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||If you are on a tablet or phone, we will be working with G Suite tools (Sites, Slides, Docs, and Forms). It might be helpful to have those pre-downloaded.|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Creativity and productivity tools|
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
With the technology we have available to us, active engagement is easier than ever! Students crave interactions with their learning that will allow them to think differently. In this session, individuals will be working on creating their own Digital BreakoutEDU from scratch using the following tools: Google Sites, Google Drawings, Google Forms, Google Docs, and Google Slides. Breakout games require students to think creatively, critically, and they must collaborate with their group. This can be done on any device.
I will have a presentation to give the attendees that will include GIFs to help walk them through making their Digital Breakout. This will mostly be a resource for them to use after the session is over.
We will begin by briefly describing what a Digital Breakout is and why we would want to use these in our classes. (approximately 5 minutes)
Next, attendees will have an opportunity to explore a simple/short digital breakout. This process will allow them to experience the excitement, engagement and challenge that comes along with this opportunity. (approximately 10 minutes)
We will then walk through the process of creating their own digital breakouts and attendees will create a breakout for their own content. (approximately 40 minutes)
Wrap up and questions at the end (approximately 5 minutes)
Stella Pollard is an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Frankfort, KY. She is a Google Certified Educator levels 1 and 2 as well as a Google Certified Trainer. She has been working with her district in getting their technology integration and 1:1 initiative started. She was a pilot teacher for Franklin County Schools in 2016 and has been helping the district gather methods for effective technology and pedagogy since then. Stella enjoys working with other educators to find and share ways to incorporate technology to practice pedagogy and drive student engagement.