Teaching with zoom: tips and strategies

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Prepare for Zoom instruction

Consider making slides or discussion questions available in advance in Canvas, etc. So that students can access the nội dung if screen sharing does not work.

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Anticipate potential challenges including the possibility that students don’t have ideal connections & aren’t able khổng lồ hear & see everything perfectly.

Use screen sharing to cốt truyện your screen or slides as you speak

(See giới thiệu Screen và Screen Sharing a PowerPoint Presentation).

Display an agenda at the start of the class session so that students know what lớn expect of the shared time together.Narrate the material that you’re displaying visually on the screen. Just as you might read materials aloud in class, read screen material that you mô tả on-screen just in case students are not able to lớn see essential text.

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Post discussion questions in your slides so these can be visible to students who may have a slow mạng internet connection or who may struggle to hear the audio.

Use the chat tool to lớn connect regularly with students during meetings

(See In-Meeting Chat).

Use chat khổng lồ troubleshoot technical problems at the start of a meeting. If you have a TA who can support the class instruction with technical help, this would also be a good person lớn respond lớn troubleshooting tips in the chat.Check the chat often khổng lồ identify student questions và areas of interest or confusion. For larger classes, assign a TA khổng lồ moderate the chat and make sure important questions and comments are addressed. Even for smaller classes, it may be worthwhile khổng lồ ask a student (or two) khổng lồ take on special roles as “chat monitors” to lớn voice if there are questions that arise that the instructor has missed.Use chat khổng lồ engage students in discussion. Pause often during a lecture to ask a question và invite students to answer or comment. “Call on” students with a text question or phản hồi to elaborate.

Use active learning & collaboration tools to lớn make the class more interactive

Ask students to use Zoom lớn collaborate or present

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