TCEA has been another engaging adventure:) My first time not presenting in five years... My favorite sessions were learning more about BreakoutEDU. My forward thinking librarian had already ventured out and done this with her book club last year, but after seeing it in action, I wanted to know more . I heard the improvements, tutorials, and how to get/create games. I got to the early session early, and actually spoke with (and took a selfie...shameless I know) with one of the co-founders, Adam Bellow! The hardest part is designing the game, but as an educator - you get out what you put into it. More work designing the game, brings the best learning outcome for your students. Adam made a point of emphasizing that this game hits the 4Cs: collaboration, creativity, communication, and CRITICAL thinking. I can't wait to get my own box and start designing/ training for teachers using this gaming platform! #BreakoutEDU
I work with teachers and students as an education technology specialist for middle school and serve as the TXDLA K-12 Board Member. My goal is to share innovative and useful information for other educators, as well as catalog my personal finds along the way!