Get ready for the end of the year with this fun and interactive digital breakout. Students will review library skills that they have learned throughout the school year. Plus students LOVE digital breakouts so this activity is sure to keep your students engaged and learning during the last hectic days of the school year. It can also be used any time during the year as a review activity. Students will work directly in Google Classroom or Google Drive to complete these paperless activities. I recommend this breakout for students in fourth and fifth grades.
This breakout is completed with Google sites. Please make sure that Google sites is not blocked on your school computers. By using Google sites there is very little preparation that needs to be done to use this with your students. Just provide students with scratch paper and a pencil so they can write down the lock codes as they work.
What you need to use this breakout:
Chromebooks, computers, laptops or some type of mobile device. You will need one device for each team. I recommend teams of 2-3 students if possible. The devices must be connected to the internet. A free Google account for you and your students. Scratch paper for students to write down the lock codes while they are working.
What is included:
The breakout is accessed through a Google Site. Students will go to the url for the site to complete the breakout. On the Google Site is the scenario, student directions, links to each of the 3 challenges and a Google form for the students to enter the lock codes. Hints for each of the 3 challenges are located on the Google form where the codes are submitted. The challenges are an online quiz, a Google forms activity and a Google slides activity. On the slides activity students will be asked to make a copy of the slide.
⇒ Library vocabulary
⇒ Dewey Decimal System
⇒ Reference materials
⇒ Guide words
⇒ Reading a library catalog record (like Destiny)
The breakout will take approximately 50/60 minutes to complete, less time if your students are familiar with the format. You can easily do it over two class periods.
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE CHECK YOUR DISTRICT’S FILTER. Students will need access to Google Sites to complete the activity. Sometimes a school or district will block Google Sites. Even if Google Sites works on your staff account, it is possible that student accounts are blocked. Please verify this before purchasing. ALL firewall issues that occur are on your end in your school/district restrictions. I cannot troubleshoot. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Important Note: This is not an editable resource.
Advantages of using digital resources
⇒Paperless. No need to print and laminate the task cards
⇒Helps build 21st-century learners
⇒Can use with Chromebooks, laptops, computers, tablets, iPads or other mobile devices
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