As a teacher, you have a variety of ways to communicate with students. You can communicate one-on-one, in small groups, or share announcements with the whole class.

Post Announcements in Your Classroom

The first way to communicate is by posting an announcement in the Classroom tab. You can record videos, attach documents and post general announcements for your whole classroom.

Announcements are one-way. Students can see their classroom announcements, but they cannot respond or post to the entire class.

Chat One-on-One with a Student

To chat one-on-one, click on their name in the People section of the class. At the bottom, you will see the option to communicate with the student.

Students will have the same option to communicate with their teacher. They can post videos and attach documents all in one place.

Tip: You can tell when a student is online by the green circle around their avatar.

Both teachers and students have the option to chat privately within an assignment, too. To learn more, check out this article.

Set Up Small Groups in Your Kiddom Classroom

Kiddom allows you to set up small groups so students can communicate with each other. To do so, click on the plus button in the People section in your class and the select Add Groups. From there, select which students you want to join the great.

This option is great for small group discussions, as well as for teachers using the discourse-driven Open Up Resources curriculum in Kiddom. Students can chat with each other, share ideas, and engage in productive discourse.

Note: Group chat is only available for Kiddom Education Platform subscription users.

Launch Video Conferencing using Kiddom Live (Requires Upgrade)

Kiddom Live allows you to host virtual classes within Kiddom. Students can participate in discourse-driven experiences without having to juggle another tool like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meets.

The benefit to Kiddom Live is that teachers can host their synchronous learning sessions within the same teaching and learning ecosystem. Students can say goodbye to juggling and getting confused by multiple Zoom links. To learn more, contact your Kiddom Success Manager or complete this form.

Happy teaching and learning!

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