TiLT Webinar with Carmen Quirós

Tuesday 2nd June 2020

Chat:Chat TiLT Webinar with Carmen Quirós

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The use of games in the classroom is not a new concept. Students like competition and teachers love to see how motivations levels raise in their subject. However, gamification goes beyond the application of disconnected game experiences aiming for meaningful learning experiences rooted in independent learning. In this TiLT webinar we will explore the concept of online educational escape rooms as a powerful example of gamification in the classroom, their main features and how to create online escape rooms using interactive websites


My name is Carmen Quirós @QuirosCarmen2 and my passion is teaching languages, cultures and values. I have several years’ experience teaching languages and their benefits in primary and secondary education, as well as training new and current generations through educational projects (Erasmus + projects). I have and continue to teach internationally working in Spain, New Zealand and currently United Kingdom.

One of my proudest moments is when I completed my master’s in teaching Spanish as a foreign language and incorporating gamification into my final project by creating an escape-room. I am currently working towards completing my NQT year at King’s Leadership Academy while undergoing further training on how to enhance meaningful experiences in the language classroom through gamification and game design.

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TiLT Webinar with Carmen Quirós Zoom + YouTube

00:55:31 Fatima Khaled: Hi Joe and Helene
00:57:06 ALL London: Hi Fatima!
00:58:45 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: This sounds promising! 🙂
00:58:55 Viviane Vick: Exciting!
01:02:11 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: I love Genially! I only discovered it during lockdown
01:02:48 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: I agree with you, Carmen. You will open an account (it’s free).
01:07:11 Julia Morris: Could you paste the link to your escape room here later?
01:07:40 Joe Dale: Here it is https://view.genial.ly/5e91ab1f124be30da528ab7c/game-breakout-escaperoom-spanish-y7
01:08:28 Fatima Khaled: thank you fir the link, Joe.
01:09:26 ALL London: This is so attractive!
01:09:58 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: It looks great!
01:10:02 Rachel Grice: Love this website! Wow!
01:10:49 Esmeralda Salgado: It is absolutely fantastic! I did one yesterday nigh for oral skills and my Y9s loved it!
01:11:05 Patricia: This is amazing!
01:12:32 Rachel Grice: Can you insert your own images?
01:12:50 karine longman : brilliant, thanks a lot, I knew genially but not used like this, amazing!
01:12:52 Esmeralda Salgado: Yes, you can! I introduced my bitmoji!
01:13:04 Julia Morris: yes and you can find online pictures easily
01:13:06 Joe Dale: Thanks Esmeralda
01:13:19 Rachel Grice: Ohhh….thank you! Even more excited now!!
01:14:02 Ellie Bromiley: could you insert a Loom video recording?
01:14:12 Esmeralda Salgado: Yes
01:14:19 Esmeralda Salgado: and youtube
01:14:59 Joe Dale: I can see the #mfltwitterati being all over this in the coming weeks!
01:15:14 Rachel Grice: Oh yeah! lol…
01:15:19 Rachel Vause: LOVE this!!
01:15:19 Miss Crossley: If you insert a YouTube video and school systems normally block it for students, would it still play? (Does anyone know…)
01:15:50 ALL London: Theyu wohn;t be able to use it at school ..but they will be able to access on thier own systems
01:15:52 Joe Dale: @Miss Crossley – You’d have to check, possibly
01:15:56 Samuel Cliffe: This is great 🙂 it much easier than I was expecting! Can see this taking off.
01:16:25 Miss Crossley: Could always download the video and insert it that way I suppose! Thanks 🙂 Hoping to use this for key worker kids next week
01:16:47 Esmeralda Salgado: What I love is that you can record your voice directly!
01:16:55 Joe Dale: 🙂
01:17:01 Esmeralda Salgado: great for listening questions or oral practice!
01:17:03 NWitham: We are a google reference school and can whitelist videos ourselves on go guardian
01:17:19 Esmeralda Salgado: so much better than Google slides!
01:17:33 ALL London: YouTube viewers excited too: silvia Ortega Martín it’s a great idea!! silvia Ortega Martín I need to practise with genially😃 I want to create a scape room!
01:17:41 Patricia: Wow, this is fantastic, love it!!
01:17:49 ALL London: Samantha Kelly Yes, very clear presentation!
01:18:04 NWitham: Love that exercise with the light. I used invisible ink and UV pens when I did an escape room for EDL last year
01:18:53 T López: great trick- knowing how to change the secret code. Gracias!
01:19:01 Vicky Saumell: So much potential!
01:19:26 Joe Dale: Definitely! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
01:19:30 ALL London: carmenfortu carmenfortu It’s great!!
01:19:35 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: It’s good to know you can record audios!
01:19:35 Ellie Bromiley: Fine to move on 🙂
01:20:11 ALL London: Isn;t Joe a natural host?
01:20:17 Seána Maguire: Very much so.
01:20:18 Rachel Vause: indeed
01:20:21 Patricia: Yes!!
01:20:23 Esmeralda Salgado: he is!
01:20:33 Noria: A legend
01:20:48 Carolyn George: What a man!
01:21:00 Joe Dale: Thank you. It’s all my podcasting practice 😉
01:21:09 Caroline Okerika: He’s amazing!
01:23:01 ALL London: Q from YouTIbe: Madame Gazelle It’s amazing! Does it seem to motivate the learners to do the work/take part in online lessons?
01:23:41 Joe Dale: I’ll ask at the end 🙂
01:23:55 ALL London: I have a feeling the answer is going to be yes!
01:24:01 Joe Dale: 😉
01:26:15 NWitham: Love Escape rooms this in fantastic. Thanks Carmen, Helen and Joe
01:26:27 Isobel Lally: I can’t wait to use this!
01:27:57 ALL London: Yes – it looks as though it is appealing to our own sense of fun and creativity.
01:27:58 Isobel Lally: What would you typically put on the different pages to let them know what to do?
01:28:06 Rachel Grice: Absolutely fab! Thank you Carmen!!
01:28:07 Patricia: Thank you very much! It is fantastic!!
01:28:14 Esmeralda Salgado: Fantastic!
01:28:22 Sandrine: Can you have a code too unlock to the next step?
01:28:23 Seána Maguire: a superb session
01:28:24 Ellie Bromiley: So on this one, would they then get a final code?
01:28:30 Noria: Thank you very much Carmen, very interesting
01:28:38 Carolyn George: Thank you Carmen!
01:28:39 Teresa Bestwick: Thanks Carmen for sharing how to use the site – can’t wait to try it out!
01:28:53 Rebecca/Jiayu Lin: Q: Do students need to create an account to access it?
01:29:00 Michael Birch: Student created escape rooms (maybe groups) would be great too. The interface is straightforward
01:29:12 Esmeralda Salgado: and it embeds in google classroom, Teams and Onenote
01:29:18 Nathan Hulse: Fantastic Thanks Carmen!
01:29:20 ALICE Semple: It was so fascinating I have been left speechless
01:29:21 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: Gracias, Carmen!!!
01:29:24 Esmeralda Salgado: Today
01:29:30 Rachel Vause: Q so they need to show a screenshot, no way or seeing their success online?
01:29:40 Cristina Sanchez: besides templates, do you have access to already made material that can be modified?
01:29:58 ALL London: Q HOw could we share ones we create with each other?
01:29:59 Rebecca/Jiayu Lin: great! thanks
01:30:00 Caroline Okerika: Totally awesome!
01:30:18 Vali: Does it work with Chrome like other platforms?
01:30:19 Rachel Grice: Q: Can you monitor which students have completed the escape room?
01:30:30 Isobel Lally: Q: can you copy and paste from the template?
01:31:03 ALL London: response form YouTibe Madame Gazelle That’s amazing, I can’t wait to give it a go!
01:31:08 Sandrine: Is the code always a number? Or can it be changed to a word?
01:31:11 Nathan Hulse: Q: where can I find other examples you have created?
01:31:26 NWitham: Q Are there ready made/shared breakout rooms in Spanish and French already?
01:31:34 Fatima Khaled: Thank you Carmen for sharing. Do you have other examples. please
01:31:49 ALL London: @QuirosCarmen
01:31:54 Ellie Bromiley: Thank you so much for sharing
01:32:00 Carmen Quiros: @QuirosCarmen2
01:32:05 Esmeralda Salgado: This is one of my games for Y10 and translation https://view.genial.ly/5ed4e5a24b493f0db1b212c7/game-una-pelicula
01:32:12 ALL London: Q from YouTube Samia Saci is the task for all abilities
01:32:32 Vicky Saumell: I’ve used a couple in English
01:32:42 Esmeralda Salgado: and the escape room I used today for oral practice https://view.genial.ly/5ed566175267300d859bb59f/game-breakout-escape-room-oral-practice
01:32:51 Pippa Smith: esmerelda i am really interested in making this work for year 10 classes thank you so much – do you find it works for them and isn’t too easy.
01:33:08 Viviane Vick: Thank you so much
01:33:09 Pippa Smith: if we can link to the exam skills think it’s so useful
01:33:16 Esmeralda Salgado: No, it depends on how hard you make them!
01:33:17 Ana: thank you Esmeralda!
01:33:28 Julia Morris: Thanks for sharing Esmeralda
01:33:32 Vicky Saumell: Minecraft Escape Room https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfKkueafhM5Glhz2MesjhWtnrGrvP24BqaX8ijUM1IGln_xMQ/viewform
01:33:45 Esmeralda Salgado: I am going to make a game for my Y12 with questions about Spanish culture but not the escape room the board game ones
01:33:49 Lucy Powell: muchas gracias
01:34:27 Vicky Saumell: Harry Potter escape room https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSflNxNM0jzbZJjUqOcXkwhGTfii4CM_CA3kCxImbY8c3AABEA/viewform
01:34:32 Esmeralda Salgado: I inserted mine on Onenote and they had to record and answer in Spanish for each question, so I knew they had done it!
01:35:09 ALL London: Those are our house names too!
01:35:13 Rachel Vause: @esmeralda that is a good tip, thank you
01:35:20 Esmeralda Salgado: answering my questions was the purpose of the escape room
01:35:22 Rachel Grice: Lovely thank you! A screenshot – competition and reward works well.. ALso work with a House system. Great answer
01:35:34 Rebecca/Jiayu Lin: maybe the final image could be something unique
01:35:46 Ellie Bromiley: Couldn’t they submit the code to you via another means so that you know they have completed it?
01:35:48 Rebecca/Jiayu Lin: then students need to report what they find f2f to the teacher
01:35:55 cecilia giordano: Wonderful ideas!!
01:36:02 Julia Morris: you could give a link to a google form after the last “lock” for students to fill in to prove they have done it, maybe
01:36:13 cecilia giordano: Gracias Carmen and Esperalda!
01:36:20 cecilia giordano: Esmeralda
01:36:22 Rachel Grice: Yes i did think they could send me code as proof
01:36:34 Seána Maguire: yes – it would spur me to try this out now when we have time
01:36:37 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: That’s an amazing idea, Helen!
01:36:47 Helen McFarlane: I might try this now with my eTwinning project! Thank you for the inspiration, Carmen!
01:36:55 ALICE Semple: Un millón de gracias.
01:37:06 Julia Morris: when you make a room, make sure you share it and tick “allow copy” (or something similar) so others can use it as a template
01:37:17 Susana: Carmen is a really nice resource. Gracias Carmen, excelente recurso
01:37:40 Susana: Ypur Twiter adress, please
01:37:48 ALL London: Julia – perhaps if we shared outr ‘usernames’ ponce we create an accoint.. andcan you then tag your resources?
01:37:54 Francois Stalder: Muchas gracias por la presentación, Carmen. ¡Super interesante!
01:37:58 ALL London: once, not ponce!
01:38:15 Pippa Smith: and the code they spell out by pressing the letters
01:38:16 ALL London: Q from YouTibe: Samantha Kelly Is there a way to adapt an escape room that someone makes and shares
01:38:29 Pippa Smith: you could do a picture of a keyboard
01:38:40 Esmeralda Salgado: yes, if they share them you can then use as a template yourself
01:38:56 Julia Morris: yes, you can use someone else’s if they have allowed copying
01:38:59 NWitham: I have made one on Google Foms
01:39:05 NWitham: Will share it
01:39:06 ALL London: Great idea to complete a form at the end ..
01:39:09 NWitham: It is self marking
01:39:10 K P: fenomenal .. ¡que ganas! Twitter @BanAcadEsp (my name Karen Poots)
01:39:22 Rachel Vause: Q how long did your first one take you?
01:39:35 Jaana Jutila: Muchas gracias, Carmen! Muy interesante!
01:40:01 Clare Allinson: Thank you so much! I can’t wait to try this
01:40:18 Esmeralda Salgado: 30 minutes for me
01:40:19 Rachel Vause: Thank you 🙂
01:40:33 Viviane Vick: Thank you so much!
01:40:37 cecilia giordano: Q: Can we edit your examples
01:40:43 Esmeralda Salgado: for the first one but I expect quicker next time
01:41:09 NWitham: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sBMGxVvZMK4p8OcIfDhe1ncCQbr0qOVcre_q13KNq8g/edit
01:41:15 Anna Grainger: Q roughly how long does it take your students to complete one of your escape rooms?
01:41:36 ALICE Semple: But Esmeralda is very quick!
01:41:42 Julia Morris: if you look at esmeraldas example, you can see the blue button at the bottom to copy it
01:41:43 Esmeralda Salgado: my students had 10 questions and took them around 30 minutes
01:42:09 Esmeralda Salgado: but it was oral practice
01:42:18 Rachel Grice: It looks like a fabulous homework activity!
01:42:30 Anna Grainger: thank you Carmen and Esmeralda
01:42:36 Anja Buechele: thank you!
01:42:38 Susana: Twiter adress
01:42:39 Seána Maguire: How many genially templates are in the free version?
01:42:41 Pilar Navarro: Muchisimas gracias Carmen
01:42:41 Cristina Sanchez: muchas gracias, Carmen
01:42:43 Julia Morris: thanks you, great
01:42:43 Seána Maguire: cost of the paid version?
01:42:44 Susana: Thanks
01:42:48 Ros: Thank you very much! This was really inspiring.
01:42:49 Esmeralda Salgado: Thank you so much!
01:42:52 K P: muchísimas Gracias Carmen ⭐️
01:42:57 Rachel Vause: Thank you so so much xxx
01:42:57 Cristina Sanchez: thanks to Helen and Joe!!
01:42:58 M McCaffrey: Muchísimas gracias Carmen!
01:42:58 Kerstin: Thank you so much! It is very inspiring!
01:42:59 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: You’re a great moderator, Joe!
01:43:00 katia: thankssss , it was really very interesting
01:43:00 N Shabestari: This was amazing, many thanks Carmen.
01:43:00 Sarah Hau: Thank you! Definitely will go and play about with this now 🙂
01:43:01 Simone P: Thank you so much Carmen – it was brilliant
01:43:04 Esmeralda Salgado: I absolutely LOVE it!
01:43:07 Anna Caurin: muchas gracias Carmen!!
01:43:08 Connor Gardiner: Thank you!
01:43:11 Seána Maguire: Fenomenal. Muchisimas gracias
01:43:13 Esmeralda Salgado: yes you can use with KS5 too
01:43:17 T López: gracias!!
01:43:21 Ellie Bromiley: This is superb, thank you so much for inspiring me
01:43:21 Esmeralda Salgado: but the board games
01:43:26 Rachel Grice: I think my KS4 would love it!
01:43:28 Anna Grainger: Muchísimas gracias Carmen
01:43:34 Valérie Smith: Wow, mindblowing! Thanks so much Carmen!
01:43:35 Christina Balsom: Thank you so much, I need more lessons to try out all these great ideas!
01:43:46 Natalie Kerin: Thank you so much for the ideas.
01:43:46 Lisa Khalil: ¡Qué interesante! Muchas gracias.
01:44:13 karine longman : thanks amazing I’m so inspired now, ¡muchísimas Gracias! 🤩
01:44:13 Seána Maguire: muy bien, gracias
01:44:20 Lorna: I think we’d have to use the educator one
01:44:22 Pippa Smith: q. does viewing online mean you don’t need to send them a link ?
01:44:31 Lorna: Which is 4.99
01:44:39 Christina Balsom: If you pay for a month and download templates, do you keep those when you are not paying anymore?
01:44:58 Pippa Smith: viewing offline sorry
01:45:04 Esmeralda Salgado: Yes they need the link
01:45:08 Pippa Smith: there is an option on the edu plan for view offline?
01:45:13 ALL London: https://www.genial.ly/pricing
01:45:20 Esmeralda Salgado: you can download it as PDF
01:45:37 Rachel Grice: Q: so meaning you can share in google classroom etc?
01:45:40 Viviane Vick: This has been so useful. Thank you so much!
01:45:45 Pippa Smith: thank you
01:45:48 Esmeralda Salgado: I am thinking of using learning apps linked to this!!!
01:46:14 Julia Morris: i think there are some that are always free, the ones without stars
01:47:20 Seána Maguire: Superb.
01:47:31 Julia Morris: maybe the students can download and view offline
01:47:48 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: Thank you so much, Carmen, Joe and Helen!
01:47:49 N Shabestari: A great thank you To ALL, Helen and Joe.
01:47:50 mathieu: It says you can download as pdf so I imagine this is how it is offline…
01:47:54 Isobel Lally: Thank you very much 🙂
01:47:55 Rachel Grice: Amazing thank you!
01:48:05 mathieu: thank you so much Carmen!
01:48:16 Graham Stanley: Gret ideas
01:48:23 Rebecca/Jiayu Lin: thank you!!!
01:48:29 Fatima Khaled: thank you Carmen
01:48:41 Laurence Arora: thank you!
01:48:51 Angie Grau: thank you!!
01:49:02 Pippa Smith: thanks all
01:49:11 Elisabet Cartagena: Thank you!!!
01:49:20 Uxía Iglesias Fuertes: Esmeralda is in detention!
01:49:41 Esmeralda Salgado: Yes! not the first time!
01:49:48 Vali: Thank you very much!! So happy!!! Worth every minute!
01:50:45 Christine Webb: thank you carmen
01:51:12 Rachel Grice: Puzzlemaker is my go to… love it!
01:51:37 Christina Balsom: Thank you so much, Carmen!
01:51:50 Joe Dale: www.edu-gamers.org
01:52:00 HELEN Stokes: Thanks Carmen
01:52:48 Michael Birch: https://www.edu-games.org/


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Samia Saci
here, Hi its Samia

Helen Myers
Hi Samia!

Helen Myers
Are you seeing everything and hearing everything OK?

Samantha Kelly
Yes, very clear presentation!

Helen Myers

carmenfortu carmenfortu
Hi Helen! Yes, thanks!

Samia Saci
yes perfect

Helen Myers
If you have any questions, write then here and I can copy and paste into the zoom room

Helen Myers
Lots of enthusiasm in the zoom room chat!

Samia Saci
Thank you Helen

silvia Ortega Martín
it’s a great idea!!

silvia Ortega Martín
I need to practise with genially😃 I want to create a scape room!

Helen Myers
Yes – we’re hooked already, aren;’ we?!

carmenfortu carmenfortu
It’s great!!

Madame Gazelle
It’s amazing! Does it seem to motivate the learners to do the work/take part in online lessons?

Helen Myers
I’ll put the question in chat Madame Gazelle .. I have a feeling the answer is going to be yes!

Madame Gazelle
Thank you!

Helen Myers
There’s your answer Madame Gazelle!

Madame Gazelle
That’s amazing, I can’t wait to give it a go!

Helen Myers
Yes – great that as a non-compulsory activity the pupisl engaged.

Samia Saci
is the task for all abilities

Helen Myers

Samantha Kelly
Thank you!

Helen Myers
I’ve pasted your quesiton Samia

Helen Myers
Esmeralda shares a lonk to heres: nd the escape room I used today for oral practice https://view.genial.ly/5ed56617526730…

Helen Myers
Minecraft Escape Room https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA…

Samantha Kelly
Amazing, thanks sharing

Samantha Kelly
Love the idea of a shared collaboration space

Samantha Kelly
Is there a way to adapt an escape room that someone makes and shares?

Helen Myers
Have pasted your question Samantha

Madame Gazelle
Apparently if the creator allows you to, you can

Helen Myers
Yes – thanks Madamae Gazelle

Helen Myers
(love your name Madame Gazelle

Madame Gazelle
Haha thank you!

Samantha Kelly
Thank you so much for introducing this!

carmenfortu carmenfortu
This was great! Thanks for sharing!

Samantha Kelly
Could there be optional tasks? Just thinking about differentiation for KS4 and Higher/Foundation students. Perhaps 1 for Foundation, 1 for Higher and students choose which to complete to get the code

Samantha Kelly
Hope that question makes sense! 🙂

Madame Gazelle
Thank you Carmen, that was lovely!

Samantha Kelly
Thank you Carmen!

Samantha Kelly
When will the video be available on All languages website? Be great to share with my colleagues

Samia Saci
Thank you so much

Ingrid Skowronski
Thank you

Helen Myers
Video usually available by laetr tonight or in the morning

Helen Myers
Sorruy -0 missed your last question Samantha