How to Teach Hybrid in the Fall with Zoom and Almost No Money (LONG VERSION)

I couldn’t find a reasonable starting point online. Here are a few “homegrown solutions” to consider.

INTRODUCTION

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3 GUIDING PRINCIPLES

THE QUICK VERSION

THE DETAILED VERSION

1. Everyone is In the Same Zoom

2. No “smart podiums” or A/V Systems

3. Introducing the “FrontCamRoomie!”

4. Introducing the “BackCamRoomie”!

5. ZOOM *IS* THE A/V SYSTEM

6. THREE ESSENTIAL ZOOM TRICKS!

THE VIDEO IS TAKEN CARE OF...NOW ON TO THE KILLER: THE AUDIO

What exactly is the audio problem?

Audio problem #1: POOR SOUND FOR THE ZOOMIES & REMOTE TEACHERS

Audio problem #2: FEEDBACK

Audio problem #3: LATENCY

THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD: HERE ARE 3 HOMEGROWN OPTIONS, DEPENDING ON WHAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

SETUP A: “The U.N. Delegate” Setup (ROOM SPEAKERS OFF)

Here’s how to do it:

SETUP B: “The Makeshift Lapel” Setup (ROOM SPEAKERS ON)

Here’s how to do it:

SETUP C: “The Double-Mic” Setup (SPEAKERS ON)

CLASS BEGINS!

Design and paste up a poster—something like this—in your classrooms so everyone knows how to begin each class.

I Don’t Like Reading. Please just Give Me the Schematics!

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