Digital Breakout Challenges


Using technology and problem solving skills, students decipher codes to help save Max from cyberspace. This is a great activity to introduce students to the escape the classroom challenges, and it is fully digital! I’m calling it a digital breakout because students enter the final codes into a locked Google Form to see if they save Max.

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Using technology and problem solving skills, students decipher codes to help save Max from cyberspace. This is a great activity to introduce students to the escape the classroom challenges, and it is fully digital! I’m calling it a digital breakout because students enter the final codes into a locked Google Form to see if they save Max.

This activity can be done in Google Slides or PowerPoint, so it is flexible to meet your technology needs.

There are 5 codes to decipher and they require a mix of skills, so this makes a great partner or small group activity. Most groups should be able to complete it in 30-45 minutes.

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With this resource you will receive a link to a file to be shared with your students in Google Classroom.







Do you have a Google Classroom? Are you looking for digital ways to incorporate common core skills and make your students more adept at utilizing technology in their daily learning? If so, then this is the product for you!

Don’t have Google accounts yet? No problem! Students can still access this presentation if you set it to be “Anyone with the link can edit”. They can add text, just not images. You would have to create a separate presentation for each student and supply them with the url. This product comes as a link in a folder. First, make sure you are signed into your Google account. Double click the link and you will be prompted to “Make a Copy”. Rename the Writing Journal whatever you would like. It will be sent directly to your drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom, Google Drive Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc.

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6 reviews for Digital Breakout Challenges

  1. Brooke Ledford (verified owner)

    This was perfect for my 3rd-5th grade STEAM lab lesson. I ‘m at a Title I school with over 50% of students working below grade level expectations. This was difficult for them, but not so much that they wanted to give up. They were excited to ask questions. Very engaging. I had to tweak some things, but Brittany made it so easy!

  2. Bethany A. (verified owner)

    I love escape rooms but they are so hard to plan. I love how easy this one is to use. Students were engaged and loved the different puzzles.

  3. Darlease M. (verified owner)

    My 5th-grade students enjoyed doing this digital breakout. It was used to give them ideas for creating their own breakout based on a story they read in ELA class. I did not realize there was an update to it but I received a quick response from Brittany when asked about a broken link. Highly recommend this as a quick finisher activity or a bell ringer for technology class.

  4. Melissa M. (verified owner)

    My students learned a lot and found this interesting and engaging. Students love the gamification of it and the challenges.

  5. De N. (verified owner)

    Kids were definitely engaged in this product! It was challenging, but I will definitely use it again. I love the thinking involved!

  6. Amy M. (verified owner)

    Students really enjoyed the cipher section and learning a new skill! I thought the page where you can search a day in history was very creative and fun! My students enjoyed looking up the links and learning something new to solve the puzzles!

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