Anyone who has been in the world of education for any significant amount of time knows that blanketed instruction, or teaching all students in the same way and expecting them all to learn the same thing, just doesn’t work. We also know, unfortunately, that providing individualized instruction for every student in a class, or even

              Knowing your way around in breakout groups is crucial for the seamless administration of online collaborative activities. This post shares tips regarding assigning students and communicating with them. The next post will share tips for monitoring students and ending the groups.   Assigning Students   1. Assign multiple students

Do you need your students to brainstorm a project and submit it for your review? What about needing your students to work collaboratively on a math problem? Do you need to monitor your students’ work in real time while they are in their Breakout Rooms? The Collaborate Ultra Whiteboard tool is great, but there are

As teachers begin to feel more comfortable working in an online learning environment in terms of tools, logistics and management, there are still a few sticking points that challenge along the way. One of the more pressing is the lack of connection with students. It may be true the rapport and familiarity of the face-to-face classroom may never be fully

. . . . . . . Fostering a learning community contributes to creating a positive and successful learning experience. Students learn better with the existence of simple and fast communication with peers and teachers. In other words, when they are connected to their classes. In online classes, that communication element becomes of greater value

Something I started to do recently during my live online sessions with faculty is to stop and give a short quiz about something. As you probably know, I use Nearpod for a lot of my live sessions, but not long ago learned of an interesting routine for using Kahoot! to introduce new topics. I highly

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