Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Ignite discussions with Collaborize Classroom, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- Class discussions are an excellent way…to engage students in learning,…while allowing them to take ownership in the content.…Through facilitating class discussions,…we not only help students learn the content,…but also help them help them develop…critical communication skills.…Discussions can help by…allowing us to identify misconceptions.…To create a culture of visable learning…in which students learn from one another.…And also it helps to improve students'…speaking and listening skills.…Now one benefit of the digital age…is the ability to create online discussions,…which students can participate in…outside of the classroom.…
This not only allows the learning process…to continue outside of the school day,…but it also give introverted students a voice,…as classroom discussions are generally…dominated by extraverted students.…I've been amazed at the number of times that…someone who is always quiet in class…and doesn't join in discussions,…becomes extremely engaged when it's an online discussion.…This also gives students who lack confidence in the content,…
- Introducing digital literacy to your class
- Understanding our digital citizenship and digital footprint
- Collaborating with Google Drive
- Implementing an LMS
- Offering video office hours using Google Hangouts
- Gathering student feedback with Google Forms
- Creating audio and video announcements
- Using social media to communicate with the community
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication in the Digital Age
2. Communicate with Your Students
3. Communicate with Your School and District
4. Connect with Your Community
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