How to Engage Students with Discussions: First Steps with Schoology | Part 4
One of the easiest ways to get students involved in lessons is through discussion, a.k.a. the Socratic Method. It gives them an opportunity to share how they understand concepts and learn from each other, each building on the next's ideas.
There are some downsides to traditional face-to-face discussion, however. They can quickly take a turn down unintended, and unwanted, paths. Also, some students are too nervous to share openly with the class.
But online discussions have changed all of that. Instructors have better moderation capabilities, students are more willing to participate, and the ability to incorporate videos and images can increase the fun.
This is why Bradley Kemp and our PD Team have devoted all of Part 4 of our First Steps with Schoology series to using discussions.
In this video, you'll learn all about using discussions in Schoology. Bradley will walk you through the basics and provides a few advanced tips to help you really up your discussion game.
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Join us next week for the last part of our First Steps with Schoology series. In it, we'll focus on using the course you just built to create other sections of the same course. Also, don't miss:
- Part 1 | How to Set Up New Courses
- Part 2 | How to Organize Your Courses
- Part 3 | How to Share Content with Students
- Part 5 | How to Reuse Content Efficiently