Tips for building on online community (1)

Require peer-to-peer interactions in your class.

This could take a variety of forms:

Online Class Discussion Boards

Google Classroom

Create a discussion prompt in google classroom by click Create > Question


Small Group Discussions

Google Classroom

Learn how to turn your discussion forum into group projects

Record Brief Videos, and have responses


Have kids record their own videos and respond to each other


Ideas for additional Group Activities on Zoom

Various ideas for setting up a variety of online group activities

Show up to class as often as you are able.

The more you show up engaged to the online environment the more your students will follow.

  • Post frequent announcements
  • Provide Feedback
  • Engage in discussions

Interesting Links


Darby, Flower. Small Teaching Online (p. 103). Wiley. Kindle Edition.