Online Class and Collaborative Activities

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This helpful resource presents some tools that you can use for online classroom and collaborative activities. Interactive online classes are more beneficial, and fun, to both the educator and the student. Using online collaborative activities within the classroom can encourage interaction. This guide presents some best practice tips.

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There are several approaches you can implement to help overcome the initial feeling of isolation and ‘is there anyone out there?’ when teaching online. One way to surmount the potential silence of an online classroom is to get students to collaborate, either with the whole class or in smaller groups. Careful planning and implementation of collaborative activities will encourage student engagement in the class.

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URL: https://openteach.ie/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Take-Away-Unit-2_-Online-class-collaborations-_V3.pdf