With COVID-19 changing the landscape of education last year, I feel that it is a good area to investigate with our class. Online communication within the school environment has become more real. With teachers now more comfortable using Zoom and Skype to communicate over distance, we need guidelines for students to follow when engaging in meaningful communication.
Firstly, I want my class to engage in a lesson on Zoom. Then, brainstorm in groups issues and benefits using Zoom. Then, look at what worked and what did not work so well with how the lesson was managed. Then in pairs, have students make recommendations on how to behave when using conference software. Lastly, to bring all the suggestions togther in a single document and have each student read it and make suggestions (good, bad, interesting).