Types of Parlay Discussions: Written and Verbal

Written by Anna Lisa
Updated 1 year ago

There are two main types of Parlay discussions:

1. The Written RoundTable - Asynchronous or Synchronous, In Class or Online!

A written, online discussion where students can anonymously share their ideas, and comment on each other's ideas. Individual and class-wide data about the discussion is available. 

2. The Verbal RoundTable - Synchronous. In Class or Online!

This is a verbal discussion. Students tap in when they have something to say and verbally share their ideas.

As a teacher, you can assess, nudge, and send out polls. This is a great way to provide multiple entry points for students to participate in a synchronous discussion.

The Verbal RoundTable has built-in audio and video capabilities. That means teachers and students can establish an audio/video conversation to facilitate fully remote Verbal RoundTables.

That's all! 

Continue exploring the Written RoundTable in the links below:

- How to Boost Participation in a Written RoundTable

- How to Assess the Written RoundTable

- Assessment: Best Practices 

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