Create an escape room with genially and Microsoft tools

Updated: Sep 7

why an Escape Room?

Who doesn't like a mystery? The mysteries make our curiosity grow and this curiosity sparks wonder making us start asking questions. What is the code to open the box? How can I pass this mission to get all of the materials needed for the next mission? All this helps to increase the motivation and creativity of our students, while the problem-solving and critical thinking skills of our students are developed during the process.

In this case, our Escape Room takes place in the Middle Ages. We chose, mainly, STEAM activities in which the students need to design and build different projects to complete their assignments and pass the missions. But actually, every kind of activity can be included in an Escape Room, the activities that we included in this escape room were just activities that covered some specific needs that we had at the moment that we created it, but this lesson structure can be adapted to any type of needs and activities.

how to create an escape room?

We chose Genially to create our Escape Room. With Genially you can create any type of interactive material like presentations, infographics, Gamification lessons, Escape Rooms, etc. The best part of Genially is that it is very user-friendly, you don't need to have a great technology or coding knowledge to create these materials

And if your imaginations or creativity are not your strengths, Genially has premade escape room templates that you can use.

The Escape Room: the castle

Our Escape Room takes place in a castle. The Royal Family has been kidnapped and it is kept in the royal chamber. To be able to save the Royal Family, students will need to find out the secret code to open the door.

There are six missions in the castle. Five missions (in yellow) to obtain the secret code and one mission (in red) to open the royal chamber door.

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