Customizable, Virtual, and Super Fun!
I’ve been a huge fan of Breakout Edu ever since I heard of it for the first time about one year ago. I honestly hadn’t heard about it until I received a Breakout Edu box when I became a Certified Innovator. Breakout Edu is a great tool and has a wide variety of teaching, learning, assessment, team building among many other qualities. Meeting James Sanders at the Innovator Academy was great. We even got to play a breakout in the official Breakout Edu Bus! I also got to meet Mari Venturino blog.mariventurino.com who introduced me to BreakoutEdu.com/digital and meeting my buddy Curt Schleimbaum from threesixtyedu.com who introduced to holobuilder.com.
Having learned so much from these three great educators I purchased my 360 camera and got working on what I could use holobuilder.com for. Since last July I’ve used this website, which is originally to showcase homes and construction in 360 for educational purposes. I’ve managed to use it for student assessment, school tours and a couple of weeks ago I sought out to create a 360 Digital Breakout.
Allow me to introduce you to holobuilder.com. Holobuilder is amazing for its ability to insert interactive triggers within holospherical images. Any 360 camera will take pictures like these and there are also apps like the Street View app that will allow you to take some with just your phone. Once you insert your image into the site you can easily get to work by dragging and dropping the triggers you want to insert. Triggers will appear and pop up you you hover over the image with your mouse or with the cardboard option dot when viewed in mobile version. There are many types of of triggers you can insert but your best bet are text, URL, soundbite, and images to create your breakout.
My favorite way to use it is to insert a Google Form URL into the URL trigger. This will allow viewers to see the Google Form on the side and still continue to pan around the image and play the game as you can see in my sample. Here are short step by step instructions and a also a quick tutorial on how to create your own games! Here's the one I made as a sample. 360Breakout
Step 1: Go to www.holobuilder.com and set up an account.
Step 2: Upload your image as your project and save the project.
Step 3: Add triggers anywhere on the image.
Step 4: Be sure to drag the triggers and play with the arrows to resize properly.
Step 5: Make sure to save every so often!
Step 6: Click on the share button to get a shareable URL and other extra sharing options.
For everything Breakout EDU please go to BreakoutEDU.com/
For everthing Holobuilder please go to Holobuilder.com
Follow James Sanders @jamestsanders
Follow Mari Venturino @MSventurino
Follow Curt Schelibaum @curt_truc
I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do! Have fun!