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Breakout of a 360 Digital Environment With ThingLink

Explore and create
Pre-registration required

Explore and create : BYODex

Monday, June 24, 9:00–10:30 am
Location: Franklin 3-4, Marriott

Daniel Gallagher  
Participate in a digital breakout activity and discover how easy it is to create your own. Learn how to design and build a digital 360 breakout that utilizes content as clues for digital locks.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: ThingLink App or access to web browser
Google Drive access
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Augmented, mixed and virtual realities
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will understand how the skills used for breakout/escape room styled activities can be applied to digital activities in their content area.

Participants will design and construct their own digital breakout/escape room styled activity for their classroom. This will utilized ThingLink’s 360° Image Editor in conjunction with other web resources like (but not limited to) videos, websites, Google Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.


90-minute session will be broken into four components

15-minute “play time”, participants will select a ThingLink 360° Breakout to complete with a three minute debrief.

20-minute explanation of ThingLink’s 360° Image Editor
15-minute tips & tricks with embedded items like Google Forms

40-minute creation time, participants will design & create their own activity while presenter circulates assisting.

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Daniel Gallagher, West Windsor-Plainsboro RSD

Dan is an NJ educator originally from Philadelphia. He currently is a Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology but has a background in Elementary Education. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Lebanon Valley College and a Master’s of Education in Instructional Technology from Arcadia University. After teaching for 8 years in PA as a fourth grade teacher, K-5 computer teacher, technology coach, & briefly as a middle school teacher; he moved to NJ to live with his wife Kristin. Dan is an Eagle Scout, a Google Certified Trainer and Google Educator levels 1 & 2, ThingLink Certified Educator Trainer, and Breakout EDU Trainer

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