Using technology and problem solving skills, students decipher codes and complete activities to learn Coding Vocabulary on the topic of Decomposing (breaking problems into smaller parts). The activities are housed in a Google Slides file and students enter their codes into a locked Google Form. If you’ve been wanting to try an escape room or digital breakout with your students, this is a great place to start.
- This activity can be done in Google Slides or PowerPoint, so it is flexible to meet your technology needs.
- There are 6 codes to find and they require a mix of technology skills, so this makes a great partner or small group activity.
- Students learn about and practice making decisions about Decomposing.
- Something that makes this digital breakout unique is that it also includes a reading passage with vocabulary on the topic, making it very relevant to today’s students. The reading passage is on a 4th grade level.
Info for the teacher to consider:
- Most groups should be able to complete it in 30-45 minutes.
- If this is your first digital breakout then I recommend solving the puzzles as a whole group activity.
- The hints are meant to be used! Most puzzles can’t be solved without taking the hint. It is designed this way on purpose.
- With this resource you will receive a link to a Google Slides file. From there you can share your copy of the Slides file with your students, or download it as a PowerPoint file to share that way.
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