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    • 101 creative ideas for forums@vinnystocker
    • My intentions You m want ight t your o adjust moni tors!I hope to be able to give you a few ideas to take away and use in your teaching
    • For use in blended teaching, or can be adapted for remote learningNote - Most of these ideas willneed careful explanationin your forum introduction
    • Buy one get two free!Some of these ideas you canuse for Glossaries andDatabases too!
    • How to set up Forumshttp://docs.moodle.org/ 22/en/Using_Forum
    • How to set up Groups and Groupingshttp://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Grouping_users
    • 3 PartsGeneral ideasSubject specific examples Using custom Scales for Ratings
    • General ideas
    • AnticipateDiscuss what you think will happen next ………………… 1
    • BlogAssign different students to blog aboutthe lessons you have taught2
    • Break it downThree or four persons selected from a grouppresent different aspects of a problem for others to discuss 3
    • Chat backIn a face-to-face lesson, pupils post questions.You reply verbally and the pupil posts a summary4
    • Close a forumClick the prevent icon (X) in the student role forStart new discussions & Reply toposts in the forum administration permissions5
    • CommunityCreate off topic discussions for your students6
    • ConvertA graph into text 7
    • ConvertAn image into text 8
    • ConvertText into a flowchart 9
    • ConvertText into a graph10
    • ConvertText into a storyboard 11
    • Convert Turn text into mind maps then upload the image and rate each other12
    • Counting quality postsOnly rate quality posts, and use count ofratings to record the total. Set the Scale as the max number of posts to count 13
    • Diary Limit posts to one per day; each pupil starts onediscussion, replying to their own, including the day of the week in the title 14
    • Discussion CarouselNormal forum, tell pupils they can onlyreply to the previously unanswered post, then have to make a new post 15
    • Editing time Q & A. Use the 30 min editingtime to improve answers after posting16
    • Eyes offTeacher only forum - hidden (fromstudents) in the forum settings17
    • Film the teacherAsk pupils to film your lessonsand upload to a forum 18
    • Front load the lessonPost material to be covered for pre-reading / pre-questioning19
    • Help!Help desk for homeworksupport 20
    • HierarchyPupils arrange content in a list goingdown in levels of importance. Q & A 21
    • IdeasHave students generate ideas on a topicor on a reading that you will address inclass 23
    • HypothesiseWhat would happenif……..dinosaurs still existed?22
    • JobsGive students specific jobs for a forum. E.g..Summarise, illustrate, extend, exemplify etc24
    • Learning Style SelectorTeacher posts material in a variety of formats- Written, audio, video. Pupils reply to the post withthe style that helped them the most25
    • Line-up stom cu ! on ter re laMo les s caUse a custom scale to say how much you agree or disagree with a particular statement 26
    • NewsAutomatically created, for generalannouncements. - Use it! A great way to keepstudents updated27
    • One thingI learned today was……..28
    • One-to-OnePair up - One half of the students start adiscussion to explain an idea, the otherhalf reply to check understanding29
    • OpinionsFind out your students opinions oncontent you have recently taught30
    • Out of timeContinue a verbal class discussion ifyou run out of time31
    • Pupil voiceGet pupils involved - askthem for ideas32
    • QuarantineQuarantine a post by splitting itand moving it to a hidden forum33
    • Quiz showGet students topose each other questions 34
    • RevisionArrange in pupils in groups. Pupilsresearch, discuss and summarisea particular revision topic35
    • Revision again!Teacher posts exam practicequestions. Q & A type forum36
    • Self selector Set different tasks as new discussions. Pupilschoose which to complete (5 out of 8) to cover the content 37
    • SequencingLots of information jumbled up in the introduction. Q & A forum where they have to post in the correct order 38
    • Similarities and differencesTeacher posts two concepts. Pupils born in aneven month, reply with similarities, odd replywith differences between them39
    • SnowballTeacher posts material. First two pupils reply Ive got it,and start new discussions summarising adding newcontent. Next four reply and so on….40
    • SpotlightTwo students post opposing views, followed byopen discussion by the rest of the group41
    • SuggestionsFor course improvements 42
    • SurgeryPupils post their learning problems forthe teacher (or others) to answer43
    • Teach the TeacherMake the learners teachers on yourcourse. See what they come up with 44
    • Today we….Teacher posts what was done in a face-to-face class eachday, for revision and absent students45
    • Video DiaryPupils upload a video diaryand review each others46
    • VocabImprove each others posts todescribe an idea or create a story47
    • Subject specificexamples
    • ArtFind a picture that is a good example of aparticular use of Line / Tone / Form andexplain why48
    • ArtPupils upload a photo of their work, anddescribe their creative process49
    • ArtTeacher posts an art work, pupils describe it with thoughts and feelings 50
    • Business studiesUpload video interviewswith business leaders51
    • ChemistryWhat is your favouriteelement and why?52
    • Design / TechnologyPupils post photos of their projectsafter every lesson, to show development53
    • DramaCollaboratively write a play54
    • DramaGive pupils a character and situation. Theirdiscussion forms Live Scripts that are acted out later 55
    • DramaPost a video clip of a particular piece, pupilsdiscuss the lighting and post similar examples56
    • EnglishDebate on a topic57
    • EnglishDescribe a typical day in your life as if you areone of Shakespeares characters58
    • EnglishDistil a section of prose into 140 character Tweet and post as a reply 59
    • EnglishHaiku poemsStarting their own,others reply,till three lines are written.60
    • EnglishPost a book review 61
    • English Post separate words as new discussionsand have students define or give uses for them 62
    • EnglishRespond to each post from the point of view ofa particular character from the book you arestudying63
    • EnglishUse this image as a prompt to write a short story 64
    • ESL / EALIdioms - give an example ofan idiom in context65
    • GeographyTreasure Hunt - Post a picture of a natural feature e.g.. LochNess, pupils have to find out where the picture was taken66
    • HistoryGuess Who - Teacher has a historical figure inmind, pupils ask questions to get YES / NOanswers, first to guess wins67
    • HistoryTimeline - Pupils post about particularevents, carefully replying to each other, so that it displays in chronological order 68
    • LanguagesAlphabet game - Post the name of a foodbeginning with A. The first person to reply posts beginning with B etc 69
    • LanguagesTeacher posts an audio clip for students totranslate. Q & A type forum70
    • LanguagesTranslate each post as a reply71
    • LanguagesUpload a picture anddescribe it in French72
    • MathsPupils research a mathematician, posting a bio without mentioning their name. Other pupils guess who it is 73
    • MathsQ & A forum with calculationsset in the introduction74
    • MusicAsk pupils to record their songs andupload them for peer feedback75
    • MusicStudents post links to YouTube music videos that convey a particular feeling 76
    • PE Teacher posts a video of a complexmovement, then pupils upload a series of stills of them carrying out the activity 77
    • ScienceSpot the mistake - Post a video of the teacher doingan experiment unsafely - the pupils have to comment78
    • SciencePass the buck - First person describes ascientific process. Next person replies with aprocess that is linked and so on79
    • SciencePost pictures to show weatheringnear you80
    • ScienceTake pictures of 3 or 4 living things and arrange in a food chain 81
    • ScienceUpload and critiqueexperiment write-ups 82
    • ScienceWord Filter - Post some scientific text on a Q & Aforum, pupils pick out keywords and define them83
    • Science Write a post about the biggestachievement of a famous Scientist 84
    • TextilesWhich designer had the biggest impact on 21Cfashion. Reply with pictures only85
    • Using customScales forRatings
    • How to let pupils Rate Forumshttp://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Forum_permissions#Locally_assigned_roles
    • How to set up custom scales - Playwith the Aggregate type settings, and check any calculationshttp://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Scales#Creating_a_new_scale
    • A bit more….A scale to extend discussions.Please simplify, give me more, try toadd a few examples etc86
    • Bloom’s A scale pupils can use to rate the level ofthinking in a post using Bloom’s taxonomy 87
    • De BonoA scale using the colours ofDe Bonos thinking hats88
    • ExemplarTeacher posts exemplar work of different levels andpupils rate them, to show what grade it deserves89
    • FeedbackRate todays lesson. Teacher asks for feedback! / 5 90
    • Feel good factorGreat post, Well done etc. A nice commentthat can be awarded to any post91
    • Names of charactersPupils post quotes others ratepicking which character theybelong to92
    • OutstandingA simple scale. Outstanding, Satisfactory,Unsatisfactory93
    • Revision questionsQ & A - set a question in the intro and post the marking criteria. Pupils grade each other after they post 94
    • RewardsA scale based on the rewards system used in your institution – Merits, Credits etc 95
    • GardnersReply and rate posts using GardnersIntelligences. Intrapersonal, Linguistic,Logical -Mathematical etc96
    • Smilies:-) :-D ;-) :-/ V-. :-P ^-)(Moodle will not auto convert these as they are not in an html box)97
    • Stars★, ★★, ★★★, ★★★★, Google for text symbols ☃ 98
    • Traffic lightRate using Red, Amber, Greenwhether you understand the post99
    • Vote Collect votes and comments ona particular topic, design or idea 100
    • And lastly, not to forgetA single simple discussionabout something!101
    • Anonymous posting plugin by Juan Leyva - try it!http://docs.moodle.org/22/en /Anonymous_posting_plugin
    • Hopefully that gives you something to think about
    • Thanks!
    • http://about.me/ vinnystocker@vinnystocker