‘Breaking’ the Traditional Learning Mold

‘Breaking’ the Traditional Learning Mold

Breaking the traditional classroom learning mold, students at Accompsett Middle School used facts learned during social studies class to unlock a gaming box on Jan. 9.

Using an educational toolkit called Breakout EDU, the students were given boxes containing six different types of locks. Working in groups, the students used critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to try to solve the clues and unlock the box. During each 35-minute session, students tried to solve physical and online puzzles in an effort to unlock the box successfully. Clues could be found online by scanning the QR codes with their iPads, hidden in the library and some clues even used invisible ink on documents to add to the challenge.