Measurable Objective: Promote authentic learning through transparency, individual accountability, and MTSS.
Challenges of having a group discussion in Distance, Hybrid, or In-person learning setting.
- Social Distancing among all students and a teacher.
- Most challenging scenario: Synchronous Hybrid learning with at-home students and in-class students participate at the same time.
- Applicable for full-distance, asynchronous hybrid, or synchronous hybrid learning.
- The teacher group students or students make their own group
- Collect and Facilitate students’ collaboration
- The teacher creates a Google Jamboard or Google slide with important guiding questions. One board/slide per group. In the Assignment’s description, the teacher provides the link to the Jamboard/Slides and other directions.
- Create an Assignment:
- On the Main Course page, go to your desired topic/section
- Click on Turn editing on.
- On your desired topic, click on Add an activity or resource
- Select Assignment from Activities
- Enter a name
- Enter an instruction with directions and link(s) to your Google file.
- Under Availability, only check Due Dates and select your due date, so it will be count toward students’ overall grades.
- Under Submission types, only check Online text
- Under Grade, enter the total point in Maximum grade, keep Simple direct grading, select the correct Grade category (very important), and enter a grade to pass (optional).
- Click Save and return to the course
- Students click on the link to access the Jamboard/Slides. Students in a group will go to their assigned board.
- On their board, students enter their names and the colors they are using. Each member in a group would use a different color to document their collaboration and inputs. Note: Students can see all other students’ works, so the teachers need to set expectations to discourage students from cheating during the discussion.
- Students submit the same Jamboard/Slides link and identify their board/slide number in their assignments, so the teacher can find their work easily.
- The teacher switch from Editor to Viewer, so no students can edit the content.
- Grade group’s project
- Since all students submit the same Jamboard, the teacher only needs to open it one time. As they grade students’ work, they just navigate to the students’ board/slide to evaluate students’ work.
- Pro tips: The teacher can comment on students’ work directly on the file.