Combining Google Docs and Zoom breakout rooms for interactive activities

By a) providing a shared document that can be edited by all students, b) putting students into breakout rooms, and c) having them work on different parts of the document (e.g. Google Slides with Activities 1-4 for breakout rooms 1-4), you can allow students to work together to review content and compile notes. Pros- the…

Poll Everywhere

By: Susan Smith Having a group answer questions, I would recommend an app called Poll Everywhere. This app can be utilized to have the group answer anything from M Choice to open ended questions anonymously. You can then display the answers and discuss how the group answered. One of the other features on Zoom that…

How to create your own home teleprompter

By: Astrid Eckert How to create your own home teleprompter (by Yair Minzker, Princeton)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcSnmnguGdE&feature=youtu.be

Using Zoom annotations for collective writing feedback

By: Hannah Nicol I teach writing, and one approach that works well for any sort of editing or writing feedback task is inviting screen annotations. My students have never been more engaged than when they can decorate my screen with scribbles, symbols, and colors to describe the changes they’d like to see in a writing…

Asynchronous poster presentations

By: Regine Haardoerfer For this class, the final assignment was adapted to be asynchronous. In the past, students presented in the format of posters as they would do at a conference. We would do this during our last class session with 3 groups rotating roles. This Spring, however, students used Microsoft PPT to create a…

Virtual Open Office

By: Regine Haardoefer To replicate my open-door policy, I instituted a virtual open door. In pre-COVID times, the students would know that I’m open to interruption if my door was ajar or open. To mimic this, when I was open to interruption, I sent an email to all the students in my class and those…

Scribble with Whiteboard

by: Elena Cholakova Scribble together whiteboard is an app that allows you to write in the score in real-time. You can share the score with the student and enable them to draw in it.

New Electives During A Pandemic

by: Holly Gooding With all of the Emory medical students displaced from the clinical environment due to the pandemic, we needed to urgently create new elective courses for them to pursue while learning remotely. I partnered with Dr. Hughes Evans and Dr. Mehul Tejani to create a four week elective focused on four weekly themes:…

Student Engagement

by: Tanvi Dhere In order to engage students during virtual teaching, I found the whiteboard option on Poll Everywhere to be quite useful. You can ask an open-ended question to students and have them type in answers, which subsequently show up on the whiteboard in real-time.

Pediatric Critical Care Course: Collaboration Between Academia and Clinical Practice

by: Jeannie Weston This dynamic interprofessional pilot course involves collaboration between the local children’s hospital and the school of nursing. Through a weekly seminar offering, various perspectives for care are offered through the diverse lenses of child life, physical/occupational therapy, and social work. In addition, speakers with expertise in psychology, nursing ethics, genetics and parenting…

Submit Questions Before Class

By: Cecile Janssens I ask students to submit a question about the required reading materials before class (as a small assignment that counts towards grading). During class, I use these questions to guide conversations. Instead of asking if anyone has a question, I know they all had one, and I select the most relevant/informative for…

Remove Times For Final Exams

Due to the pandemic, I wanted to remove the pressure of a traditional timed final exam and replaced it with a project that allowed students to creatively demonstrate what they learned over the course of the semester. I gave them some parameters (e.g. the project must include topics X, Y, and Z, must have a…

Poll Feature In Zoom

By: Tsepak Rigzin I plan to use poll feature of Zoom, every day, in every class, with one quiz question in different variant forms, as a warm-up call for the Zoom meeting and small discussion talks. Also, would like to use this feature as a mini in-class activity for breakout rooms sessions. This way we…