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I didn’t really have any asynchronous online discussions this year – my ELL classes met live daily, and my IB Theory Of Knowledge classes focused on preparing and giving live Oral Presentations, as well as writing a final essay.

However, there’s no time like the present for preparing for the future!

I know many teachers have used Google Classroom to facilitate asynchronous conversations like in this video:


And, I know others have used a tool like Parley (see video below):


So, my question has two parts:

Which online tool have used?

What are tips you would offer for how to organize and facilitate these kinds of discussions, no matter which tool you use?