My honest thoughts...
We bought a full kit for each of my team members and so far I have yet to start pushing the breakout edu into classrooms. Why? Is it fun in the moment yes, obviously with a cult like following on their facebook group and the HUGE numbers of games created by educators across the globe there is clearly a lot of people that are into it. However just preparing two boxes for one classroom full of 30 educators was a CHORE! And I was reminded why I haven't dived in. I mean maybe I need to do it a few more times to get really good at resetting locks, but I was working on getting the materials and everything collected and changed for several hours yesterday.
My team has talked about the benefits of having multiple boxes, possibly setting each box up with a specific game so that you don't have to retool the locks every time. I definitely feel like I would be more inclined to push these boxes out into the classrooms that I visit if that was the case. Curious if other people have thought this through on a larger scale. We will be doing a huge leadership summit and will be managing 10-12 rooms in August so it would be great to have a plan ahead of time.
Today I worked with 30 math teachers and TOSA's, all but two had never participated in a breakout room or breakoutEDU. We did an algebra 1 "Linear Thought" Game which worked on slope and lines- not a math teacher here so they seemed to get it just fine! Here are some of my resources!
Current thoughts and ruminations on educational technology.