Room Set Up: spend some time figuring out what room set up works best for you. Coordination with tech with Co-teachers and where you can stand so both roomers and zoomers can see you.
Juggling Act: lot of components, muting, volume control, multiple screens
Balancing Act: hard to balance attention to roomers and zoomers. Monitoring the chat is more challenging
Repetition: repeating what roomers say in class help the zoomers hear clearly what is said in the room
Relationships:Just because they are in the building does not mean that they are going to participate and vice versa. Relationships are still important.
Collaborative/Independent Learning: we taught students to be independent learners in remote and we need to reteach how to collaborate appropriately
Tools: Pear Deck is a great resource for both roomers and zoomers
Patience and Grace: need to be patient with the process. It's like starting over again and it's weird to essentially live stream a class. There will be issues and I can't take it too seriously or else it's not fun for anyone.
Be Explicit: Specifically state that you are posing a question to everyone, to the Roomers or to the zoomers. Specifically ask the roomers and the zoomers if they understand the instructions.
Competing Attentions: How NOT to forget about the zoomers when the roomers are in class?
Overwhelmed: Feels like I am teaching two separate classes at the same time and concerned about many students falling through the cracks.
Room Setup: What is the best room setup that works best for both students at home and in person?
Shared Spaces: the room set-ups are delicate and a different teacher using the setup in a different way makes the 5 minute passing period nowhere near enough time to figure out the tech adjustments and begin the class. When I plug my computer in to multiple docs ( I am in two rooms) does my computer save the display settings or does the doc have its own display settings?
Zoom: zoom has been slow to start up and some zoomers are coming in late.
Relationships: I have invested a lot of time into building relationships and connections with my students remotely. All that has been lost with my zoomers not getting my full attention. Definitely there is a decline in participation and engagement. Roomers are reserved and do not speak up or actively participate. They respond in the chat or email. Instruction works fine. Activities now lack student engagement. Feels like I am teaching two separate classes at the same time and concerned about many students falling through the cracks.
Breakout Rooms: What's the best way to listen to breakout room discussions while other students in the class are also having a discussion?