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Virtual teaching can be a challenge and keeping students engaged can require extra work.

I’ve been mixing up activities, trying group work, and games but what I’ve found works best is the wheel. 

I put the students names or group on the wheel. I spin it for questions or participation. After each spin it gives you the option to remove them. I do not remove them, if you do then they can tune out; by leaving them they always have to be prepared.

As a side note, it provides a great lesson in probability. One day this week I used the wheel during a game and it landed on team 4, 4 consecutive times.

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