Title

Using Google Docs as a Whiteboard for Classroom Writing and Reading-Based Activities

Date

1-22-2021

Abstract

Advice about online pedagogy suggests that it should not simply take what was originally planned for the in-person classroom and attempt to reformulate it into a virtual context. However, online adaptations of particular writing and reading-based activities have resulted in greater student participation and smoother lesson integration than the original in-person versions. This presentation introduces two activities using Google Docs as a whiteboard replacement: one fostering recognition of the role of topic sentences in paragraphs, and the other presenting the use of a “community whiteboard” which encourages students to share, examine, and discuss passages from an assigned text. Participants will have the opportunity to try a portion of one of the activities during the session and will take away considerations for implementing the activities in their own classrooms.

Format

Video

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