How to create a whole class discussion environment
Why do this? This activity is ideal for class discussions on a topical subject area. Students can express views and opinions under the guidance and support of the teacher. Many teachers refer to this kind of exercise as a “pass the microphone” exercise.
For example – why not get your students to tell a story and “pass the mic” from student to student to continue the story.
Or – get your students to read out from a book but take it in turns to read a sentence each.
You may also want to allow the students and yourself to interact using a textual chat window whilst talking.
If you enable textual chat then the students will see the following window appear on their player.
Students can “request” the microphone by clicking the microphone icon . If they are given the microphone by the teacher then the On Air icon will illuminate and the Chairman: field will display Me as shown above.