This post is part two in our series about enriching student connections digitally through digital check-ins. Click here to read part one, Digital Student Check-ins with Video Conferencing and Chat Tools. If you find the following tips useful, then be sure to sign up for the new accredited online course, Online Learning: Best Practices to Leverage the Power of Distance Learning.
A student check-in in a physical classroom takes place daily. A teacher has students share a greeting and how they are feeling through a handshake, high five, or other strategy. In a digital classroom teachers can do a quick check-in with video conferencing tools, such as Zoom or Hangout Meets. Teachers can also have students check-in by completing an online form or posting a sticky note in a collaborative web wall.
Text, post, or email a form that students can quickly respond to. Students can share how they are feeling and what is going on in their lives. . Check out the following forms:
*Google Forms check-in
Sticky Note Web Wall Check-ins
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