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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking



10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Adam Bellow

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis

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Learn the pitfalls, challenges, and advantages of these BreakoutEDU adventure game boxes used to teach everything from grammar to math. Kids and teachers are raving about BreakoutEDU boxes. Let’s learn what they are from Adam Bellow, cofounder of BreakoutEDU.

Adam Bellow (@adambellow)  began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher. He has worked as a technology training specialist and a Director of Educational Technology. He is the founder of the websites eduTecher, eduClipper,WeLearnedIt, and eduGames. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular charity “Change the World” student-focused charity campaigns and currently works with BreakoutEdu.Adam Bellow with breakoutEDU

Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he received the Making IT Happen Award from ISTE as well as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.

Learn about BreakoutEDU

In today’s show, Adam explains the BreakoutEDU phenomenon that has educators talking:

  • How BreakoutEDU boxes work
  • The teaching challenges of BreakoutEDU
  • The new skills teachers develop as they use BreakoutEDU boxes
  • Expectations for what the classroom looks and feels like when using BreakoutEDU boxes

I hope you enjoy this episode with Adam !

Listen now!

10-Minute Teacher Show Stitcher

Leave a review on iTunes today! We’re giving out a #Breakoutedu box to one lucky reviewer! Thank you, Breakout EDU! (You’ll also be entered in the drawing for the Makerbot Replicator Mini+!) See contest rules below.

Want to learn about another technology? Listen to the interview with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen about their favorite iPad apps for elementary classrooms.


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DOWNLOAD TRANSCRIPT 10MT | #08: The #BreakoutED Box: the Teaching Experience That Has Everybody Talking

Full Bio


Adam BellowAdam Bellow with breakoutEDU

Adam Bellow (@adambellow)  began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher. He has worked as a technology training specialist and a Director of Educational Technology. He is the founder of the websites eduTecher, eduClipper, WeLearnedIt, and eduGames. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular charity “Change the World” student-focused charity campaigns and currently works with #BreakoutEdu

Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he received the Making IT Happen Award from ISTE as well as Innovator of the Year from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences.


Contests included in this show

  • GIVE AWAY: Drawing for One (1) Breakout EDU Box!!Breakout EDU Box
    • Manner of Selection of Winners: All participants with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher between February 8, 2017 and midnight on February 9, 2017 will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: This is being shipped by the author and the location that is being shipped to should be commensurate with the shipping cost to North America. If it is not, an alternate winner may be awarded.
    • Dates: February 8, 2017 – February 8, 2017 at midnight EST. (We give 48 hours for all reviews to show up on iTunes before drawing.)
    • How Prizes Will be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews on iTunes will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 3, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner will be notified.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Alternate method of free participation. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT.
    • Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
    • Void where prohibited.
  • MakerBot Replicator Mini+ Giveaway Contest Rules
    • Manner of selection of winners: All classroom teachers with a valid Twitter or Instagram handle who leave a review on iTunes for the 10-Minute Teacher show will have their handles put into a random drawing to determine the winner. Those who leave a review between 2/1/2017 and 2/3/2017 will have two entries for each review. The winner will be required to verify that they are a classroom teacher and that the MakerBot Mini+Replicator will be used in the classroom. Or, if the winner is not a classroom teacher, we must verify with an appropriately designated principal or administrator of the location in a classroom where the device will be placed. Winning another prize during the contest period from the 10 Minute Teacher Show does not exclude the winner from winning this prize. All reviews of the show are eligible for entry.
    • Geographic Area and Eligibility: Due to shipping costs, this contest covers the United States and Canada. Classroom teachers or those in schools who will place the device in a classroom for student use are eligible to apply.
    • Dates: February 1, 2017 – February 14, 2017 at midnight EST.
    • How Prizes Will Be Awarded: All names of people who leave reviews will be put into a random drawing by the prize administrator.
    • Determination of date of winner: February 15, 2017 the name will be drawn and the winner notified and verified to be a classroom teacher or to place the device in a classroom. If the winner does not meet qualifications, another winner will be selected.
    • No purchase necessary.
    • Alternate method of free participation: You may mail your name, mailing address, email, phone number, and school name to ATTN: Lisa Durff 26 Beall Street, Frostburg, Maryland 21532.
    • Winner’s name will be posted on this blog before February 27, 2017.
    • Void where prohibited.

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