Encourage Collaboration and Problem-Solving With Google Digital Breakout Games

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Dr. Desiree Alexander  
Help your students escape mundane lessons by creating free digital breakouts to use in your classroom. Come learn how to use Google Forms and Google Sites to create free digital breakout games that encourage collaboration, stimulate problem solving, nurture content knowledge development and have fun while doing it!

Audience: Coaches, Library media specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google accounts (will use Google Forms and Google Sites)
They will complete a breakout from my website
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Purpose: The purpose of this session is to show educators how to create a digital breakout and how it can transform their instruction and assessments.

1. Participants will know how to use Google Sites as a digital way to give clues and have the digital breakout in one spot.
2. Participants will be able to create a digital breakout using a Google Form as the locks and as the clues and locks.

Evidence of Success:
--Evaluation of session
--Participant participation
--Creation of digital breakout during session
--Adding digital breakouts to teacher's instruction


Content and activities: -Audience will follow along creating their own digital breakout while I teach them about it

-Audience is encouraged to ask questions

Time: 60 minute session
5 minutes: Introduction
45 minutes: Teaching Digital Breakouts interactively
5 minutes: Questions and Answers
5 minutes: Closing and evaluation

-Throughout the session, the audience will be participating and will be encouraged to ask questions
-A Padlet will be used as a backchannel

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Dr. Desiree Alexander, Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC

Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator. She is Founder CEO of Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC. She holds various teaching, administrative and technology certifications, including IC3 certification, Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer and Expert. She is a 2021 Texas Computer Education Association Featured Thought Leader, 2020 International Society for Technology in Education Featured Voice, 2020 Future of Education Technology Conference Featured Presenter, 2019 Customer Commitment Award Honoree from Better Business Bureau, 2017 Young Professional Initiative 40 Under 40 Awards Honoree, 2017 Center for Digital Education Top 30 Technologists, Transformers & Trailblazers. Learn more:

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