A few nights ago my friend Jess sent me a Facebook message in which she asked for my help in organizing a group discussion that she has to lead as part of a graduate course she’s taking. She’s a nurse, not a teacher so leading a group discussion is a bit out of her comfort zone. I quickly put together a little outline for her to follow. In that outline I recommended using TodaysMeet to provide people with a place to share ideas and respond to prompts associated with articles that she’s distributing to the group. The exact outline is copied below.
- Provide the short readings to the group.
- Ask people to read and discuss with the person next to him/her.
- Have questions about the article for people to discuss.
- Ask people to go online to http://ift.tt/1BrgW1R (obviously, change the room name to something appropriate for your situation) to enter comments about the article/ answer questions/ ask questions. That forum gives shy people a place to express themselves without having to speak to the whole group. The forum also gives you a place to find content to bring into the conversation.
A video of TodaysMeet’s features is embedded below.
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