Establishing Classroom Protocols
- Teachers who have structures within their lessons that they intend to replicate online, need to establish protocols for that purpose during remaining face-to-face time.
- In Class Collaboration Example.
- One of the features of my Physics class is a half hour every lesson of group problem solving. This is something I intend to continue in the event of a long term digital delivery as it is a core element of my Flipped Learning approach. I have a single merged team for both my Physics classes
(Groups 1 & 2).
- I like to break the students into five random groups at the beginning of each lesson to make them comfortable working with all other members of the class. I have therefore set up 5 collaboration channel areas for each group. (See image at the side) I started each channel with an ‘x’ just so they would appear lowest in the Teams Channel List.
- I randomly number the students off during the Teams meeting and the first student numbered in each group (1, 2, 3 etc) is required to go into the associated collaboration space, begin a meeting, load the lesson prompts and initiate the whiteboard. The other students who are numbered off into the same groups just join the existing meeting in the associated channel for their group.
- I then join each meeting for a short time to take questions and verify that everything is on track.
- We have practised this during face-to-face sessions and have done some troubleshooting to eliminate the kinks and established protocols that all students understand.
- Maths classes have completed setting up a similar set of protocols for students as they use group work for differentiated activities in Team taught classes.