Live RoundTable Discussions with Parlay

This is a sponsored post. All opinions, however, are my own.

Recently, I shared about Parlay’s Online Discussions. Parlay has created a platform for rich discussions that has all of the important features for the teacher and the students. However, there’s also value in live, face-to-face discussions.

But, these can be difficult to manage. How do we know which student speaks next? How do we know which students are waiting to speak? How does the teacher communicate feedback or assign grades? There are even more questions but for most, if not all, of them, Parlay has the answer. Their Live RoundTable Discussion tool provides an awesome way to manage your face-to-face classroom discussions, including Socratic Seminars.

Let’s check out what it looks like:

The Student View

In the #EduGIF below you’ll get an overview of the student experience starting from how they plan their responses all of the way through viewing feedback and summary data.

This GIF shows the different stages of a Parlay Live Discussion from the student view.
Pausable version of this #EduGIF available here.

The Teacher View

So, now that we know what the experience looks like for the student, let’s check out what it looks like for the teacher!

This animation shows the teacher's view of a Live Online Discussion
Pausable version of this #EduGIF is available here.

Check out Parlay here.

Want to see more of the Live RoundTable Discussions? Here are two videos: Grade 8 student and Grade 11 students using the Live RoundTable.

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Jake Miller

Jake is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and is the Lead Technology Integration Specialist for Brady Middle School in Ohio's Orange City Schools. In the past he taught STEM, Science & Math in Stow-Munroe Falls, Ohio, where he was also a leader in the district's Technology Leadership Team and a co-advisor for the middle school's STEM Club. He has been an educator since 2003. His Bachelor's Degree is in middle-level education (math/science) from the University of Akron and his Master's Degree is in Instructional Technology from Kent State University. He has enjoyed providing more than 100 professional development opportunities at conferences and school districts across the state of Ohio. He is very involved in Twitter (@JakeMillerTech) and provides regular pointers for educators with his #GAFETip tweets.