Breakout boxes have gained popularity this year. As I have observed different classrooms at different schools around the Las Vegas valley, I have seen students breakout or at the very least attempt to breakout. Students must uncover clues and work with each other to unlock the many locks on the breakout box.
BreakoutEDU.com has a plethora of ready-made breakouts for a fee, but I have seen many Nevada Ready 21 digital coaches and teachers make their own customized breakouts for much less. Units, lessons, and books from every content area can be customized into a breakout.
If you are interested n having a breakout happen in your classroom, do not feel like you must use the traditional box and locks. There are digital breakouts that have the same effect and the best part is---they're free.
If you want to know more about Breakouts in the classroom, here are some resources to get you started.