Bondie, R. (2020, April 23). Practical Tips for Teaching Online Small-Group Discussions. Dos and Don’ts for Good Discussions, 15(16). Retrieved October 5, 2020.

Moving to online teaching does not have to mean losing rich peer-to-peer discussions. Video conferencing software, such as Zoom, allows teachers to send students into breakout rooms for small-group discussions. However, when students move into virtual breakout rooms, it is challenging for them to remember the task and for teachers to monitor how the discussions are progressing. Three tools address this challenge:

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