Digital Escape Rooms

Posted by Halley Earwood on 4/3/2020 7:00:00 AM

Hello Cardinals!

Boy, do I miss seeing your faces in the library! How are you keeping your minds sharp while staying at home? Here is something you could try. 


Have you ever heard of a Digital Escape Room? An escape room is a game where players find clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks to meet a specific goal. The goal might be to escape from a locked room. Other times, players try to get into something, like a treasure chest. A Digital Escape Room is almost the same, it is just online. 


This Hogwarts Digital Escape Room is perfect for Harry Potter fans. It was created by Syndey Krawiec, a Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library, in McMurray, PA. 


I tried it with my family over FaceTime, and it was a fun challenge. You can do it like we did, as a team. You could also call up a friend and challenge them to a race. Who will finish the challenge first?





Get Creative, Cardinals:

Did you like this online escape room? Why not make your own using Microsoft Forms?


First, log in to your ClassLink and go to Office 365.


Office 365 in ClassLink









In Office 365, click All Apps.


Adding New Apps in Office 365










Find and click on Forms and get creative.


You can even use Forms to make fun quizzes and surveys to share with your friends. Just remember, Forms is a school program, so make sure you follow all school rules and keep it school appropriate. 


If you create an online escape room, be sure to share it with me at I can't wait to see what you creative Cardinals come up with!