I need to include grammar with interactive explanations in my online classes in which students have limited resources and cannot see shared screens on their phones? What do you recommend, my great Guru?
Submitted by N. A. on November 5th, 2020
Thanks for your message!!!! I will be happy to share some ideas about your inquiry. Creating interactive explanations has always been a challenge, and I understand your concern as it is more difficult because of the different limitations students and teachers have.
A tool I have used to create interactive presentations is Nearpod. You can create slides with videos, images, audio, web content, surveys, polls, collaborative boards, etc. This will help you a lot to increase participation in your online explanations.
You have to create the presentation in advance in Nearpod, meet your students in the online class (google meet preferably because they will need to use a browser), and share the code in the chat. Students have to go to the "join lesson"section and you should run the presentation at your own pace from your computer.
My only recommendation when doing this is to warn students not to close the Google Meet tab as they will not listen to you. (you can also use an app called "discord" that is used for online conversations, and share the code there to your students.
Limitation of using Nearpod??? Well, only 30 students can be in the lesson simultaneously while you are developing it.
Hope this may help you, my friend. Let me know if it works, ok?
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