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From Chat Boxes to Chatterboxes: Getting Them to Talk!

45 minutes
Social and Collaborative Learning
Practices for Student Success
Higher Education
Oral Presentation

Do you miss the sound of student voices in your online classroom? Yes, we can "hear" students' voices in their writing, but sometimes the sound of a voice communicates in a much more meaningful way. So, how do you get them to talk? With patience. And intention. And scaffolding. In this session you will see how one teacher took her students from chat boxes to chatterboxes in a series of carefully scaffolded lessons that conclude with an asynchronous Model United Nations debate—with voices!


Anastasia Martin, Minnesota Online High School