Let 1st student to ask, 2nd to comment, and all the group to see it. Share your course online. Let students to participate actively.
Nowadays it is hard to encourage students to participate in class actively. Students have lots of questions but most of them are shy to ask. This situation came from a tradition that does not encourage them to discuss openly in class. And it seems like that problem is more common with girls while boys are more active inside the class.
Students like hands-on and interactive ways of learning and they are frequent users of social networks on the Internet. Rizzoma is a broad toolset that could help them to ask questions in an interactive and collaborative way. The service is free for educators and supports all kinds of content: formulas, video, pictures and all the popular files formats.
There are set of special features that could help you encourage students:
— Votes and polls
— Images and videos
— Your own gadgets.