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The 3 Main Ways to Run an Online RoundTable 2018-08-22T11:16:53+00:00

1. Homework Discussions

Use the Online RoundTable as a homework activity, where students contribute to the discussion online/at home over the course of 6 Days.

  • The teacher creates a prompt, or browses and selects one from the Parlay Universe.
  • Teacher invites students to the discussion, and communicates expectations for the week in class or via your class LMS.
  • Students work on their own personal submission to the discussion prompt.
  • Give them a deadline for their submission and make sure they know that you are checking the dates on their original post.
  • Students are responsible for commenting on at least two of their peers’ ideas, and replying to at least one piece of feedback.
  • Optional: Teacher reviews the discussion and provides formative assessment / feedback using Parlay Points.

2. Blended Discussions

Option 1 – Start In-Class

Use the Online RoundTable as a blended learning activity that starts in class and ends online. This takes place over the course of 3 days.

  • The teacher creates a prompt, or browses for one from the Parlay Universe in preparation for class the next day.
  • Teacher invites students to the discussion, and gives them time to work on their submission (research + writing) during class.
  • Students submit their individual (or group) responses by the end of the class.
  • Students are responsible for commenting on at least two of their peers’ ideas, and replying to at least one piece of feedback.
  • Optional: Teacher reviews the discussion and provides formative assessment / feedback using Parlay Points.

Option 2 – Start Online

Use the Online RoundTable as a blended learning activity that starts online and ends in class. This takes place over the course of 3 days.

  • The teacher creates a prompt, or browses for one from the Parlay Universe in preparation for class the next day.
  • Teacher invites students to the discussion, and asks that they complete their submission (research + writing) at home / on their own time.
  • Students submit their individual (or group) responses before class starts on Day 3.
  • Students are responsible for commenting on at least two of their peers’ ideas, and replying to at least one piece of feedback during class time.
  • Optional: Teacher reviews the discussion and provides formative assessment / feedback using Parlay Points.

3. In-Class Discussions

Use the Online RoundTable as a blended learning activity that starts online and ends in class. This takes place over the course of 3 days.

  • The teacher creates a prompt, or browses for one from the Parlay Universe.
  • Note: make sure the discussion prompt is short. Students must complete this activity in one class.
  • Teacher invites students to the discussion, and asks that they complete their submission (research + writing) at home / on their own time.
  • Students submit their individual (or group) responses in the first half of class.
  • Students are responsible for commenting on at least two of their peers’ ideas, and replying to at least one piece of feedback in the second half of class.
  • Optional: Teacher reviews the discussion and provides formative assessment / feedback using Parlay Points
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