You can e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need the answers. However, I that you consider not getting the answers so you won’t help your students too much. It’s fun to do some of the challenges as a whole class so you can verbalize your own problem-solving steps with the students!
I am currently offering an online Google Classroom for some students in our district that assigns them one Digital Breakout (Math) a week for 5 weeks. “Scholastic Beasts” is the 4th one in the series. For the first three, you can see:
All of these are designed for 4th grade gifted and talented students. As with the others, you can e-mail me at email@example.com with the title of the Digital Breakout if you need the answers – but I find that it’s better to not help your students too much!
I overheard some of my students talking about a cooking show called, “Nailed It!” and decided to make my next Digital Breakout based on that title. Because we have been having a few glitches with Google Sites in our district, I decided to use Weebly to create this one. “Kaled It!” is a bit harder than my 1st and 2nd Digital Breakouts. Therefore, I thought I would give you some of the clues I just posted for my Google Classroom students: Lock 1 can be answered with “The Milk Dilemma.” Lock 2 will be found on “Shopping.” Lock 3 is answered using “Kale Pesto.” If you want to answer Lock 4, then carefully explore the “Meet the Contestants” page.
As with the first two Digital Breakouts I designed, teachers can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the answers. (Please put the name of the Digital Breakout in the Subject line.) However, I agree with the one teacher who told me that she enjoyed not knowing the answers because she didn’t help her students too much!
Feebo, Not Chee is my latest attempt at doing a Digital Breakout. Like the previous one, this one is designed for 4th grade students. Ideally, they would work on it independently. The pages are not in the same order as the clues, and there are a couple of links to external sites on this one. If you are an educator who needs answers to this breakout, please e-mail me at email@example.com
I mentioned that I would be trying to create some digital breakouts when I posted this. Leonardo the Leprechaun is my first attempt, and I thought I would share it with those of you who might be able to use it this week in time for St. Patrick’s Day.
I should tell you that I have already asked my 4th and 5th graders to give this a try, and I made some changes each time based on their feedback. We definitely had some major issues – one of them being that the new Google Sites is currently blocked in our district. If your students are unable to access the link, that is probably why, unfortunately. The other glitches were all my fault, but I’ve hopefully fixed them!
Your students may want to write down the answers they get for each clue, as they will all need to be submitted at the same time in the Google Form. Also, I’m not revealing any answers here – I don’t want any smart problem-solvers Googling to find them!
I’d be happy to get your feedback here, or you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org