Today is the first day of live classes! In two hours I have learned a ton of stuff! Below are the three major lessons gathered thus far:
Students want the Q&A Document to be sorted with the most recent post at the top. I am not sure how to do this if I stick with the Google Doc application? I put a student in charge of figuring it out. Let's see what he comes up with! See screenshot below:
Muting students upon entry to Zoom video conference when they prefer live assistance, and enabling the "Wait Room", are key features to protect student privacy. That being said, since there are many moving variables (Google Doc Q&A, Tracking Google Form responses, etc.) I don't always have the Zoom window, so enabling the "Chime for Enter/Exit" feature is key so I know when somebody pops in. This also helps when sneaking in a few pushups while teaching :). See screenshot of settings below:
Because the modules are highly dependent on Google Forms, I am placing multiple questions, videos, and links in the form that all that fall under different categories. Students noted that they appreciated the use of "Sections" to help visually chunk the material. Again, the goal is to lesson any Extraneous Cognitive Load. See screenshots below:
Ramsey Musallam is a full-time science teacher in Santa Rosa California.