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Clever Ways to Engage Students Using Meet or Zoom During Remote or Hybrid Learning


Episode #66: Clever Ways to Engage Students Using Google Meet or Zoom During Remote or Hybrid Learning

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Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is episode 66 called “Clever Ways to Engage Students Using Meet or Zoom during Remote or Hybrid Learning”. In this episode, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of virtual classrooms as we analyze the awesome features that they have available to you. Then we’ll share some of our own creative ideas for engaging virtual lessons that will keep your students focused and active. This is one episode you don’t want to miss. Check it out.

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Nick Zoom basics (do these fast)

  1.  Basics
  2. Screen share
  3. Whiteboard feature
  4. Annotation
  5. Great for having students solve sample problems white board style
  6. Use the new Zoom filters as part of your first week of school introductions
  7. Breakout Rooms
  8. Small group discussions
  9. Other ideas?
  10. Polling with Zoom
  11. Record the meeting, transcript the meeting, post online for absent students or for later review

Getting Creative

  1. Nick – Have your students solve a Digital Escape the Room via Zoom. Use one from breakoutedu or design your own. We have lots of resources on this
  2. Guise – Gallery Walk template
  3. Nick – Household scavenger hunts
  4. Guise – household science lab. Assign a student a household lab experiment that they show the class and explain the science. Discussions afterwards, digital CER, lots of places to take this
  5. Nick – Use the Zoom whiteboard to play pictionary
  6. Guise – Play Kahoot, Gimkit or other educational review games over Zoom. How to host Kahoot remotely
  7. Nick – Reenact a moment in history with a virtual background of that place or event. Possible in meet too
  8. Guise – Steal a Google Slides game template and host a virtual game show. Some great ones at
  9. Nick – BINGO tool – you create what goes in each square, you read the clues, students fill out a digital game card. You can send out the digital cards via link or QR code. When it’s over, have them share their screen and review their answers to see who wins!
  10. Guise – Screencasting with PowerPoint as the background

Segment 3:

Nick: Guise and I started an educational consulting company with friend of the show Kyle Niemis


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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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