How to create a whole class discussion environment 1

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.

Tip: If you want to record the class discussion then select the Record discussions option in the Activity options menu.
How to create a whole class discussion environment 2

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.
How to create a whole class discussion environment 3
Students can “request” the microphone by clicking the microphone icon How to create a whole class discussion environment 4. 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.