Groups
For Fun
&
Learning
Introduction
Jim
Marteney
Introduction
Jim
Marteney
Professor
Emeritus
Communication
Studies
Introduction
Jim
Marteney
Distance
Learning
Trainer
Putting Students in Groups
Putting Students in Groups
Student feels
disconnected in large
group
Would feel more
comfortable in
smaller, intimate
grou...
Putting Students in Groups
Too many in class for
one discussion group
Tough to come up
with original answer as
42nd studen...
Putting Students in Groups
Want to create
special groups
Putting Students in Groups
Looking at the
Mechanics
Putting Students in Groups
Select “Site Info”
Putting Students in Groups
Select “Site Info”
Select “Manage Groups”
Putting Students in Groups
Select “Site Info”
Select “Manage Groups”
Putting Students in Groups
Select “Site Info”
Select “Manage Groups”
Title and Describe the
Group
Select students and add
Putting Students in Groups
In Manage Groups Select
“Allow Access” Option
Putting Students in Groups
Select Desired Groups
Putting Students in Groups
Your View
Putting Students in Groups
Student’s View

Students will see only
their discussion
Focusing Announcements
Can make focused
announcements just to
one class section
Can make focused
announcements just to
tha...
Putting Students in Groups
First a couple of questions
How many do you
put in a group?
A regular discussion 20
A student p...
Putting Students in Groups
First a couple of questions
How do you select
members of a group?
Mix up high achievers with lo...
Putting Students in Groups
First a couple of questions
Do you assign group
responsibilities?
Assigning will save time
Assi...
Using Group Assessments
Groups of One
Journal Writing
English
Communication
Child Development
Lab Reports
Using Group Assessments
Groups of one
Title
Student’s Name

Membership
Select that name
Using Group Assessments
Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
Group Projects
“Parallel Play” Group Projects
“Real” Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
“Parallel Play” Group Projects
Group projects where members in the
group are not dependent on each...
Using Group Assessments
Using Group Assessments
Using Group Assessments
Using Group Assessments
“Parallel Play” Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
“Parallel Play” Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
“Parallel Play” Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
Group Projects
“Parallel play” Group Projects
“Real” Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
“Real” Group Projects
Using Group Assessments
“Real” Group Projects
Members divide duties and responsibilities and
work together to complete the...
Using Group Assessments
“Real” Group Projects
Group Class Project:
Work together on a task
Grading Points
10 “bonus” parti...
Using Group Assessments
“Real” Group Projects
Group Class Project:
A chapter in a group text.
Chapters will create an eBoo...
Google+ Hangouts

Sometimes you just need to
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts
Google+ Hangouts

Shall we give it a try?
Your Experiences

Any ideas?
Thank you

This is going
to be fun.
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Online groups short version

  1. 1. Groups For Fun & Learning
  2. 2. Introduction Jim Marteney
  3. 3. Introduction Jim Marteney Professor Emeritus Communication Studies
  4. 4. Introduction Jim Marteney Distance Learning Trainer
  5. 5. Putting Students in Groups
  6. 6. Putting Students in Groups Student feels disconnected in large group Would feel more comfortable in smaller, intimate group
  7. 7. Putting Students in Groups Too many in class for one discussion group Tough to come up with original answer as 42nd student Can make a unique contribution in smaller group
  8. 8. Putting Students in Groups Want to create special groups
  9. 9. Putting Students in Groups Looking at the Mechanics
  10. 10. Putting Students in Groups Select “Site Info”
  11. 11. Putting Students in Groups Select “Site Info” Select “Manage Groups”
  12. 12. Putting Students in Groups Select “Site Info” Select “Manage Groups”
  13. 13. Putting Students in Groups Select “Site Info” Select “Manage Groups” Title and Describe the Group Select students and add
  14. 14. Putting Students in Groups In Manage Groups Select “Allow Access” Option
  15. 15. Putting Students in Groups Select Desired Groups
  16. 16. Putting Students in Groups Your View
  17. 17. Putting Students in Groups Student’s View Students will see only their discussion
  18. 18. Focusing Announcements Can make focused announcements just to one class section Can make focused announcements just to that group Announcements will appear only on group member’s Home Page
  19. 19. Putting Students in Groups First a couple of questions How many do you put in a group? A regular discussion 20 A student project 10-12
  20. 20. Putting Students in Groups First a couple of questions How do you select members of a group? Mix up high achievers with low? Keep high achievers together? Have students self select?
  21. 21. Putting Students in Groups First a couple of questions Do you assign group responsibilities? Assigning will save time Assigning will save frustration Can rotate assignments
  22. 22. Using Group Assessments Groups of One Journal Writing English Communication Child Development Lab Reports
  23. 23. Using Group Assessments Groups of one Title Student’s Name Membership Select that name
  24. 24. Using Group Assessments Group Projects
  25. 25. Using Group Assessments Group Projects
  26. 26. Using Group Assessments Group Projects “Parallel Play” Group Projects “Real” Group Projects
  27. 27. Using Group Assessments “Parallel Play” Group Projects Group projects where members in the group are not dependent on each other to complete the task They can help and inspire each other but grade is not dependent on each other
  28. 28. Using Group Assessments
  29. 29. Using Group Assessments
  30. 30. Using Group Assessments
  31. 31. Using Group Assessments “Parallel Play” Group Projects
  32. 32. Using Group Assessments “Parallel Play” Group Projects
  33. 33. Using Group Assessments “Parallel Play” Group Projects
  34. 34. Using Group Assessments Group Projects “Parallel play” Group Projects “Real” Group Projects
  35. 35. Using Group Assessments “Real” Group Projects
  36. 36. Using Group Assessments “Real” Group Projects Members divide duties and responsibilities and work together to complete the task Group projects where people in the group are dependent on each other to complete the task
  37. 37. Using Group Assessments “Real” Group Projects Group Class Project: Work together on a task Grading Points 10 “bonus” participation from each other 20 evaluation of the final product 80 evaluation of the group process
  38. 38. Using Group Assessments “Real” Group Projects Group Class Project: A chapter in a group text. Chapters will create an eBook
  39. 39. Google+ Hangouts Sometimes you just need to
  40. 40. Google+ Hangouts
  41. 41. Google+ Hangouts
  42. 42. Google+ Hangouts
  43. 43. Google+ Hangouts
  44. 44. Google+ Hangouts
  45. 45. Google+ Hangouts
  46. 46. Google+ Hangouts
  47. 47. Google+ Hangouts
  48. 48. Google+ Hangouts
  49. 49. Google+ Hangouts
  50. 50. Google+ Hangouts
  51. 51. Google+ Hangouts Shall we give it a try?
  52. 52. Your Experiences Any ideas?
  53. 53. Thank you This is going to be fun.

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