This could relate to VRC as well, but more for new IQ teams. We started building the classroom in January but all the kids have to take turns building. I really like this and will adjust my teaching in the future.
More kids get a chance to build.
Everybody gets their day. When 4 kids are up trying to build the bot ti’s always one kid building, one or two kids helping, and one kid doing absolutely nothing.
No bored kids
By making them take turns they all get a chance and they are all engaged. The kids that are not building are working on their units on the computers.
I have the time now to get to know the kids more because when I give them all a turn they each get to show me what they can individually do.
Shared notebook responsibility
Now all students have to keep track of the work that they do in the notebook. Most of my kids are using Google docs so they can all see and keep it up to date together even on their off days.
Curious if any other teachers have seen differences in their classrooms with covid restrictions and how it’s affecting your teaching in a positive way.