We've prepare these 5 quick tips to help you get the most out of your class discussions when using the Online RoundTable module.
New to the Online RoundTable?
Check out this video (slightly outdated - updates coming soon!):
Tip 1 - Homework Activities. Use the Online RoundTable as a homework activity for your students. Set up the Online RoundTable at the beginning of the week and ask them to contribute to the discussion and submit at least 3 pieces of meaningful peer feedback by the end of the week.
Tip 2 - Remote Class Activities. If you or your students are away from class for any reason, you can use the Online RoundTable to keep up with class material, generate meaningful engagement and measure participation.
Tip 3 - Reflections. Just finished watching a documentary? Maybe your class is fresh off of a field trip? Parlay's Online RoundTables are a great way for students to reflect on what they learned, and see how others felt about the experience.
Tip 4 - Essay Ideation. Have an essay coming up? Ask your students to submit their thesis statements and a few pieces of supporting evidence. Maybe even their whole first paragraph. They can give each other feedback on their essay ideas.
Tip 5 - Real-World Application. Parlay is a great way to bring the "real world" into the classroom. Ask your students to learn independently about a current event, post a link, and discuss how it relates concepts that you are learning in class. This is a great way to encourage independent research and abstract thinking.
What has worked in your class? Have any other ideas?
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The Parlay Team