April 7 Day 30: Online Wait Time

Getting better at online interactivity. 24/25 present. Started with group presentations; student spokespeople  sharing computer screens. We worked  examples, discussed writing, and ended with a mini lecture. I ask a lot of questions. Giving sufficient wait time for student responses is harder in a remote class room than in a face-to-face one. Seven seconds seems like an eternity. To speed things up,  I generated a randomly ordered list of names and put them in a shared google doc.  For each question, I ask the next person on the list. Students  know when their  turn is approaching and the hope is they are more prepared to unmute (or type) and answer.

Published by Jenny Quinn

Mathematician. Mother. Wife. Leader. I am a professor of mathematics at the University of Washington Tacoma. Mother of Anson and Zachary. Wife to Mark. President of the Mathematical Association of America.

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