Fortnite Has Taken Over My Classroom! How I Beat My Students and Created Relevant Classroom Activities



Full squad. Take shelter. Zombies. Kills. Wins. This is the language of Fortnite, and this is the game that has taken over my middle school classroom. Literally.  I have come accustomed to some of the vocabulary my boys talk about constantly, and I watch my girls roll their eyes at them.


It was only about two or three weeks ago I starting hearing about this game called, Fortnite.  Just like anything, it started by trickling in, and then within in a week, it became a full-fledge obsession not just in my classroom but throughout our entire school.  Whether it was a break in our lesson or a second to open their notebook, Fortnite has become the topic of conversation within my classroom.  I know it is not only my classroom, but this game has infiltrated many classrooms and schools nationwide.  I was about to pound my head against the wall if I heard "Fortnite" again, and I knew I  had to think of a solution to survive yet another craze...and that's when the lightbulb went off!

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