I'm trying to wrap my head around what this will look like in a classroom while social distancing.  We will be returning to school, as of now and will be required to stay 6 ft apart.  I need some alternatives to how to do Daily 5, small groups, and conferring in a classroom of 20ish students while social distancing.  Please help!






This might be a crazy idea, but I was thinking about using ZOOM.  My students will have their own devices, so I thought about doing reading group via ZOOM while in the classroom.  It might not work at all....I don't have any details figured out, but it is something I am considering.


I actually think that is a very good solution! We are beginning remotely, and this is something that I was trying to figure out as well. At least within the classroom on Zoom you can actually still see each other! :) 


Yes, I've been thinking about how to incorporate digital tools and learning inside my classroom as well. I'd love to stay connected with anyone trying this out!

Kathleen Wood

Hi, We don't use Zoom we use Google Classroom but I would imagine that it would work for both of them. I did hold individual reading conferences with Google Classroom during the spring and I read with small groups. With Google classroom,  you can put them into a grid view and see several students at once. I could see my whole class.  I would imagine you could do something similar in Zoom. is it called flip guard? or something?  Good Luck because your idea is a good one with the small groups.  My individual readers loved reading remotely like this because they had their time assigned to them and we conferenced. It was really the very best part of teaching remotely.   I would have them go to a comfy spot and we would read. I loved it. So did they!

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