This is great for a closing reflection, check for understanding, or just some heartfelt inclusion or appreciation. We did this in a recent (and excellent) class I recently took from PYE (Partners for Youth Empowerment) Once you have taught your participants in Zoom how to remake themselves, AS everyone to remake themselves with adjectives […]
Have some fun and attentive ‘watching’ in your online class by inviting students to say something about a topic of discussion, using some facial expressions and speaking slowly…because they will be MUTED and the rest of the class will need to practice some lip reading. Reflect on the communicative opportunity to really focus on what […]
In this time of distance learning, authentic assessment is an important tool to have. If you are using ZOOM, consider this for some assessment, survey, or honest responses. Have participants rename themselves to *** or something very generic and easy to do. When all have renamed, then use the ‘all at once’ chat response, or […]
Palisades Elementary in southern California has been utilizing the Tribes process and here is what they created for their students to welcome them back to school. Perhaps this will inspire you to make one of your own.
Just like ‘That’s Me!’, only everyone starts with their camera off and when the host asks a question, if the answer is ‘yes’, those people turn their cameras ON. This allows for some fun ‘spotlights’ on people as well as an opportunity for participants to come up with questions. And, you can infuse some content […]
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This idea comes from Kinsley, a facilitator at Peace Learning Center. Choose an object, either real or imaginary and take turns ‘throwing’ and ‘catching’ it in Zoom or some other platform where all can be seen. For example, pass the imaginary basketball to designate who will speak next – it is helpful to ask, “Who’s […]
Thanks to Kassie, a current student in the Tribes BOC (Basic Online Course), this video not only communicates ‘Mutual Respect’, but also the timeliness of online learning. Kassies teaches at the CornerStone School.
This comes from Megan in Budapest, Hungary. Her school, Happy Kids, has been closed for 5 weeks, but Megan continues to find a way to stay connected and help her students and families do the same. Here is her plan for a Zoom meeting with 10 people at a time (mom’s and kids): Greetings […]
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