In the virtual world, where students and many adults are hesitant to turn their cameras on or unmute their microphone Waterfall gives them a chance to participate in a safe low stakes way. When everyone is contributing the focus is not on any one person.
- Ask a question
- Students answer in the chat, but do not click send
- Teacher says or projects an image “3-2-1 Waterfall!”
- Students all press send together for a cascade of answers!
Waterfall can be used at the beginning of class, as a check for understanding during instruction, or as an exit ticket. It can also be a silly or personal question that fosters a sense of community.