Create a coding escape room
This challenge has been written by Stefania Altieri and Elisa Baraghini and is part of the EU CODE WEEK CHALLENGES.
Target Audience
  1. Teachers and educators
  2. Primary School students (6 to 12 years)
  3. Lower Secondary School students (12 to 16 years)
  4. Upper Secondary School students (16 to 18 years)
  1. Intermediate
  1. 90 minutes
  1. To teach/learn and reflect about coding concepts.
  2. To use simple coding tools.
  3. To develop computational thinking and problem solving.
Recommended Materials
  1. Any tool can be used (Google and Microsoft platform to create and share documents, presentations and sheets). Any coding construct, tool or character linked to ICT and coding.
Create an escape coding experience like this:
You can use google form, genially, google presentation, any tool to create a storytelling based on coding ;).
You can divide your students in small group, they can play and then create another challenge with the template:
Share the link to your work in your Instagram Bio: tap the Edit Profile button on your Instagram and add the link to your work in the Website field. After that, create a new post, add a screenshot of your work, write “Link in Bio”, add the hashtag #EUCodeWeekChallenge and mention @CodeWeekEU.
Some characters who had a very important role in the ICT history and basic concepts of coding and programming, are introduced by playing. This is the best way to learn and actively participate. This game can be played in teams or individually, like a challenge or a competition. Students can then create something similar and develop competences such as creativity and coding skills.
This is a very practical resource to be re-used and to be easily re-created. Google forms is one of the possible tools. You can also use Google slides, or Emaze or any other tool to create crossroads stories and your own adventures.
The escape challenge is divided in sessions. If you guess you can go ahead. Students have to create the coding quizzes.
Click HERE to download the questions for the escape room in your language as a word document.
Click here to download this challenge as a word document.