Leveraging Interactive Tools in Zoom to Keep Students Engaged (Workshop #1)
As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one. Educators have been employing this concept for decades by pairing student up or having them work in small groups. The good news is that you can use the same types of activities in virtual class meetings.
Join this interactive workshop with Lea Rosenberry, Penn State’s lead Zoom trainer, to learn how to use Zoom for collaboration. Leverage Zoom tools such as private chat, breakout rooms and annotations. Feel confident choosing the most appropriate collaboration tool in Zoom for your purposes.
Participants will be able to:
- Use Zoom tools to promote collaboration during virtual class meetings
- Apply best practices for using private chat, breakout rooms and annotations
- Choose the best Zoom tool to accomplish instructional goals
About the Presenter:
Lea Rosenberry is an IT Training Specialist and Penn State’s lead Zoom trainer. Lea was instrumental in the University’s move to remote teaching for Covid-19 and is continuing to support faculty and staff in using Zoom effectively so that virtual classes and meetings are a viable and sometimes even superior alternative to face-to-face. Prior to working at Penn State, Lea taught college-level math and statistics for 20 years in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. With over 16 years in online education she has experience in curriculum development, creating online content, training and mentoring new instructors, and writing and facilitating online courses.