In May, my dear friend and cofounder of Breakout EDU, Adam Bellow, traveled all the way from New York to Van Meter to visit with our students, teachers and a community he has been hearing a lot about for the last 12 years of our friendship. It was such an honor having Adam here at our school and in Iowa.Breakout EDU Digital is a BIG hit with our students and teachers too.
With Breakout EDU Digital, teachers can create classes and assign digital games; students can create and share digital games with peers; and teachers can build and use the digital game builder for quick assignments and assessments.
And that is just what we have been doing at Van Meter, Adam came to join us for the day to see how we were using Breakout EDU Digital and hear from the students and teachers. He also gave us lots of incredible information and tips along the way.
To kick off the day, he started with Kate Lamoureux and her 4th graders. Kate uses Breakout EDU with her students often and taught them how to create their very own Breakout EDU Digital games this year.
a BreakoutEDU Digital game or a combination of both.
And it was so fun seeing the 5th graders brainstorm and collaborate as they came up with their ideas.
After school, Adam joined our Girls Who Code Club and shared his story. The girls loved asking Adam lots of questions.
I am thankful Adam came to Van Meter to share this special resource he has helped bring to education, students, teachers and community around the world.
And I am especially thankful for his friendship and all he does to inspire me and others.
Thank you, friend. We can't wait to see where Breakout EDU will take us and our learning next year.