Virtual Collaboration Successful in U.S. History Classes

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Shown is a screenshot of one of Mr. Voughts student group’s presentation.

As a chapter assessment (in lieu of a test) Mr. Vought assigned his US History classes to: “Imagine you are working for a news organization and have been assigned to write a short article about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, specifically focusing on how one primary or secondary source helps shed light on the incident.”

Students had to create a Google Site with their summary of the incident and analysis of their specific document and then record a video (Loom) of themselves presenting it to the class. Videos were posted to a Discussion post on TLCampus. Students worked remotely in groups, and Mr. Vought had a high rate of participation.