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Community Builder Padlet
This Padlet community builder is drawn from 100 Short Quotes of John Baptist de La Salle, a resource compiled by Br. Nicholas Hutchinson. The community builder is designed to be used as an online breakout activity. It can serve simply to host the instructions and discussion material for students (or colleagues). As structured, the activity can also function as a “notecatcher” to allow participants to capture their insights while discussion is happening (using the comment function available below each quote); participants can then complete a virtual “gallery walk” by reviewing the notes posted by other groups. Capturing group work in a notecatcher like this also makes it possible for teachers to skim through notes later to find additional insights or questions to bring into subsequent class sessions, an effective way of fostering ongoing engagement and Lasallian relational pedagogy by signaling to students that their thoughts and voices are being heard and acknowledged.
Relationship, Presence, and Lasallian Pedagogy Canvas Course
(including Mock Discussion Board)
The Canvas course shown during the session video includes the mock discussion forums that were demonstrated in the videos. The three main discussion boards include a reflection post that highlights what to notice about the sample discussion assignment, discussion rubric, and moderation style, featuring a combination of Do’s and Don’ts. The Discussion section of the site also includes a wide range of Community Builder activities that could be used asynchronously (as modeled here); some also work well synchronously. In addition to the discussion boards, the Canvas course rounds up a wide range of supplemental resources, including materials on
- creating effective online pedagogy,
- fostering authentic presence in online spaces,
- building digital engagement, and
- using discussion rubrics to provide frequent constructive feedback to students without drowning you in extra work.