Mary Beth Miller
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#2254 |

Using the Breakout Rooms option in Zoom meetings (you must first enable through Settings) is the next best thing to in-person partner/small group activities. You can either let Zoom set up the participants in each room automatically, or you can assign the participants to each room. As the host of the overall Zoom meeting, you can visit each room to make sure students stay on task and/or to answer questions. Likewise, students can request you join their breakout room, to answer questions they may have. The tool is unbelievably simple, and emulates a face-to-face class in which you roam the classroom to see who needs help, and which students function fine on their own. For those who do not know how to get to Zoom Settings, it can be found at– https://zoom.us/profile/setting. Once at the Setting website, search for the option, “Breakout room.”