With classrooms moving to a hybrid, live-streaming, virtual, and social distance environments, we decided to create a step-by-step guide on using Zoom Breakout Rooms to help meet all learners' needs. In this blog post, we will showcase examples of using Zoom for small group instruction, individual work time, and exploring the different settings that will make teaching a little bit easier during the 2020 school year.
One of my favorite features in Zoom is the Breakout Rooms. During every virtual professional development workshop that I deliver, I am always sending educators to the different breakout rooms to discuss, share, and implement the strategies taught during the whole group session. Using the same approach that I apply during my workshops, we are now implementing the hybrid, virtual, live-streaming, or social distance classroom environment. Below is an example of setting up a 50-minute classroom setting using Zoom Breakout Rooms.
Zoom is continuously adjusting and modifying the platform to adapt to the virtual, hybrid, live-stream, and social distance classroom environments. I have found that exploring the different Zoom settings through the Zoom.us website is essential to ensure that the Zoom session you deploy fits your classroom needs. Take a moment to watch the following videos on Zoom Settings.
Zoom Printable Guide
Eight Ways to Use Zoom Breakout Rooms
Explore Eight Ways to Use Zoom Breakout Rooms. The link will provide you with tips, tricks, strategies, and how to use Breakout Rooms for small group instruction in the eight short videos.