Tips and tricks to make them work for your students and you
The abrupt shift to online learning and teaching has, for many, involved a scramble to come to grips with a host of new platforms, tools and functions. One of these is breakout Rooms, which are a common feature of most online teaching/learning platforms. However, it is not always clear how to best make use of this feature or to see how they can be a meaningful way in which to allow students to engage with material without having to rely on uni-directional teacher-student interaction patterns. This presentation aims to demonstrate a few handy tools that teachers and their students can take into breakout rooms and show what a handy resource they can be.
The session will be a quick overview of some resources which are quick and easy to prepare and which can help teachers make meaningful use of breakout rooms in their classes.
I have recently begun working as an LLN practitioner after over a decade as an English Language Teacher in Australia and overseas. As both a teacher and LLN, one of my main areas of interest in finding classroom strategies that are meaningful and engaging to enhance the learning experience.