January '14: Fun Group Chat Uses!

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Have a particularly chatty class? Want to harness some of that talkative energy?

Use Monitor Chat to redirect your class's propensity to talk! You may have used Monitor Chat as a way to individually communicate with your students (whether for encouragement or disciplinary reasons), but have you ever tried opening up chat to everyone?

Why should I?
  1. Students are always interested in what their peers are thinking and saying.
  2. You are designating a space that encourages their participation.
  3. Your students can follow the course of the discussion from beginning to finish.
  4. Chat engages your students (it's exciting for them to have a voice, especially those who are normally quiet).
  5. The chat features can be turned off by you at anytime! (Can you say "incentive?")

How can I do it?

  1. Log in to DyKnow and start up Monitor.
  2. Click on the "Chat" tab in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
  3. Find the dropdown and select "Participant to All"
  4. Watch as your students begin to engage with one another!

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