Little by Little
Before we get to all the exciting updates, I want to take a moment to celebrate how quickly our Breakout EDU community has grown! In just seven months, Breakout EDU has gone from two people brainstorming about learning games into a movement with hundreds of educators worldwide determined to prove that learning, rigor, and fun are not mutually exclusive. We want to say thank you!
We can’t wait to see where this journey takes us.
New (BETA) Games
I am excited to share that there are now 5 new games in the Breakout EDU game directory. All of the new games are labeled “in beta” and will be reviewed by Game Masters in the coming weeks. Once a game makes it out of beta, it will be added to the game directory. (Game Masters, expect an email later this week on how the review process will work). A few more games will be added later today and tomorrow!
Community Call Wednesday 10/28
I will be hosting a Breakout EDU community call on Wednesday, October 28th, at 4:30 PM Pacific Time. We will be posting the video recording of the call to the Breakout EDU blog and the Facebook community on Thursday. Add your email address in the comments on the community call page if you want to be on the video call. You don’t need to do anything to view the call.
Growing the Team
As many of you know, Mark Hammons has volunteered many hours building, filling, and shipping Breakout EDU boxes. I am excited to share that on November 1st, Mark will be joining the team as co-founder, overseeing operations and helping me with strategic planning. In addition to being an amazing teammate and incredibly hard worker, Mark is one of nicest guys you will ever meet. We couldn’t be more excited to have him on the team.
Breakout EDU Events
Many of you have brought Breakout EDU to various events around the world, including EdCamps, Google Summits, and local conferences. We have created an events calendar to help get the word out about your event. Please complete this form if you want your event listed. We are officially planning on having Breakout EDU gatherings at FETC, ICE, and ISTE (just to name a few).
In next week’s newsletter, I will be sharing all of the exciting student work that has been happening around the world.
Have a great week,