Are there any other teachers out there using Miro? Discuss your best practices here


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Hey guys, I love the idea of this community!

I teach English online using video chat (Skype or Zoom) and Miro.

Mainly, I use Miro to share my prepared materials. It allows me and my students to collaborate and communicate in real time (and it’s also good for setting homework!).

I’d love to know how other teachers are using Miro… 

Here’s a course I’m developing:

:)

David


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Hi, David, I’m a colleague of yours, I’ve been using Miro for online classes too as well as for h/w, indivudual projects with uni students, etc. Although my boards do not look as structures as yours:joy: . Will be happy to have a look, share and exchange experience !

Hi David,

I’m most impressed! It also looks like quite a few hours of work to set it up.

I might be helping my son’s school pivot to on-line classes in view of the Covid19 situation.

I’m interested to know what those ‘boxes’ are. Specifically, I’m interested to see how you have translated a teaching plan for an English Course into activities on MIRO.

Any chance of mini-webinar on ZOOM with MIRO? I’ll be happy to exchange ideas about how I use MIRO in my VILTs or virtual training workshops.

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This looks like strong work David! 

I am not a teacher (in the school sense) but many of my friends are. I do ‘visual thinking strategy’ consulting for companies and orgs: Elevator pitch … “helping visionaries think visually and teams think brilliantly.   I use Miro personally and professionally and am constantly using it to educate people and see it having a huge impact in the education space. I also plan to create many knowledge maps or argument trees on current topics to help educate the public on complex issues. 

Anyway... I’m eager to track your progress and this conversation. 

Something I’d enjoy exploring with you and other educators: Knowledge Maps
A close teacher friend of mine and I got really excited by Kahn Academy’s “Math Knowledge Map” back when they used to have it.  We’ve always wanted to see / or make similar for other curricula. Miro could be perfect for that …   

 

A couple thoughts come to mind: 

  • Central ‘class’ Miro Boards that student uses as public spaces for the whole class (comment, vote, etc) 
  • Student boards with the lessons / curriculum path/maps (a combo of what you have worked up on your right side blended with this Kahn map. (Perhaps this is accomplished with templates as opposed to ‘duplicated board’ ...)
  • Perhaps some custom plugin built on the API to offer extra student-teacher-course UX. I’ve been enjoying building custom Miro plugins over the last couple months and am familiar with the API and development workflow)  

I’d love to hear more about your plans for using this in real-life class room setting.

Hit me up if you want to connect on this or just nerd out on Miro :)

Keep up the great work! 

Max

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Hi guys, I am also English teacher, though I am not a native. I use MIRO in regular classes. I teach phonetics, grammar and vocabulary. It’s a great tool. 

Here’s some of my boards, I am developing a course for the book that we use at school. I miss some functions, e.g. I would be great to have Quizlet’s cards on my board, or Kahoot’s quizzes. And maybe some audio pieces to listen together with my students when they are on distant learning curriculum, especially important due to possible quarantining of the schools.

 

Dear, developers

Is it possible to add these functions?

And maybe some of my native colleagues could share boards and tips?

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Hi David, 

 

I teach IBDP and IGCSE Physics on Miro.  Trying to develop a framework for structured teaching. I use IPEVO annotator to record my classes and later I upload these on google drive. Helps me take care of the slow learners as they have all sessions available and no one misses a class. 

 

Here are some of the snapshots of my work.   Looking forward to learn further from you all !

 

(1)  A mindmap for revision

(2) A classroom template 

 

(3)  typical example of classwork

 

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Hey @Rustam, thanks for your question to the Miro team :relaxed:

We are not planning integrations with Quizlet and Kahoot at the moment, but I will pitch it to the team.

Speaking about audio files, while you can’t upload them from your device directly, you can try SoundCloud and embed files from there. Does it work?

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Hi David,

I’m most impressed! It also looks like quite a few hours of work to set it up.

I might be helping my son’s school pivot to on-line classes in view of the Covid19 situation.

I’m interested to know what those ‘boxes’ are. Specifically, I’m interested to see how you have translated a teaching plan for an English Course into activities on MIRO.

Any chance of mini-webinar on ZOOM with MIRO? I’ll be happy to exchange ideas about how I use MIRO in my VILTs or virtual training workshops

Hi Francis,

 

It does take time to set these boards up… but it saves time in the long-run compared to my colleagues who stick with more traditional lesson preparation (which usually has to be repeated each time you teach that particular lesson).

The boxes on my board are individual sessions in a unit. For example…

This is from a beginner course. If you look in the bottom right there are further materials… there’s a Google Docs workbook, a link to another section on the board for explaining grammar points and every session has a Quizlet set for students to practice. 

David :thumbsup:

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This looks like strong work David! 

I am not a teacher (in the school sense) but many of my friends are. I do ‘visual thinking strategy’ consulting for companies and orgs: Elevator pitch … “helping visionaries think visually and teams think brilliantly.   I use Miro personally and professionally and am constantly using it to educate people and see it having a huge impact in the education space. I also plan to create many knowledge maps or argument trees on current topics to help educate the public on complex issues. 

Anyway... I’m eager to track your progress and this conversation. 

Something I’d enjoy exploring with you and other educators: Knowledge Maps
A close teacher friend of mine and I got really excited by Kahn Academy’s “Math Knowledge Map” back when they used to have it.  We’ve always wanted to see / or make similar for other curricula. Miro could be perfect for that …   

 

A couple thoughts come to mind: 

  • Central ‘class’ Miro Boards that student uses as public spaces for the whole class (comment, vote, etc) 
  • Student boards with the lessons / curriculum path/maps (a combo of what you have worked up on your right side blended with this Kahn map. (Perhaps this is accomplished with templates as opposed to ‘duplicated board’ ...)
  • Perhaps some custom plugin built on the API to offer extra student-teacher-course UX. I’ve been enjoying building custom Miro plugins over the last couple months and am familiar with the API and development workflow)  

I’d love to hear more about your plans for using this in real-life class room setting.

Hit me up if you want to connect on this or just nerd out on Miro :)

Keep up the great work! 

Max

Love the knowledge map idea. I’ve been working on something like this for teaching/organising ideas around English grammar. But it could be useful in so many settings!

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Hi guys, I am also English teacher, though I am not a native. I use MIRO in regular classes. I teach phonetics, grammar and vocabulary. It’s a great tool. 

Here’s some of my boards, I am developing a course for the book that we use at school. I miss some functions, e.g. I would be great to have Quizlet’s cards on my board, or Kahoot’s quizzes. And maybe some audio pieces to listen together with my students when they are on distant learning curriculum, especially important due to possible quarantining of the schools.

 

Dear, developers

Is it possible to add these functions?

And maybe some of my native colleagues could share boards and tips?

You can embed Quizlet sets on Miro…

In Quizlet, when viewing your set, there’s this option…

You can use the embed iframe tool in Miro to put it wherever you need :)

 

David

 

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Hi David, 

 

I teach IBDP and IGCSE Physics on Miro.  Trying to develop a framework for structured teaching. I use IPEVO annotator to record my classes and later I upload these on google drive. Helps me take care of the slow learners as they have all sessions available and no one misses a class. 

 

Here are some of the snapshots of my work.   Looking forward to learn further from you all !

 

(1)  A mindmap for revision

(2) A classroom template 

 

(3)  typical example of classwork

 

This looks really good! I organise my Modules/units like this: 

Or something simpler:

Great to see how you’re using it :)

David

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Good to know about Quizlet, @David Latham! Thank you :relaxed:  

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Excellent thread, thank you! I'm learning a ton here. Let me share the little I learned.

 

I'm not a teacher, but I do give trainings. Right now my team and I are trying to figure out how to pull our trainings for the physical shared space into the virtual world. In our normal trainings we don't use slides - it's all drawing on flipcharts and table exercises

A few months ago, for many reasons, I had to scramble and give one of modules - relative estimations - to a group of 15+ students. 

explanation on the left; group tables on the right

 

On the left, I had a frame where I drew as I explained. I drew using a Google Chromebook with the pen. On the right, I had "tables" where the participants worked.

My steps:

Preparation before the workshop

  1. I made frames with different colors and different names
  2. I put the participants names in those frames
  3. I set up Zoom Rooms with the names and add the correct people to it

During the workshop

  1. I explained by drawing on the left.
  2. they broke off into Zoom Rooms to work in separate teams
  3. We debriefed all together on the white frame.

It worked quite OK. I specially liked the drawing. It's not the same as the marker+paper I'm used to, but I can learn how to like this.

Hi everyone!
Is it possible to invite quest viewers to video chat without making them register? I intend to have group online lessons of English but I don't plan to make every student my team member, just a guest with the right to join the video chat and edit the board (at least write something on it). Why do you tend to use external resources (Skype) for the video conference?

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...just a guest with the right to join the video chat and edit the board (at least write something on it).

You can just share the board link and the people with the link won't need to register

Worst case you can at least let them comment. If Miro has included your account in their beta features, you can invite them as external guest editors (link).

Hi everyone!
Is it possible to invite quest viewers to video chat without making them register? I intend to have group online lessons of English but I don't plan to make every student my team member, just a guest with the right to join the video chat and edit the board (at least write something on it). Why do you tend to use external resources (Skype) for the video conference?

Hi Natalie. It is possible.

  1. You just invite them using a link you get from the the ‘Share’ button

     

  2. And then from the pop-up box, chose either ‘Invite link’ or ‘Invite by email’
  3. They must then establish a MIRO account, before they can access your board.
  4. They will have full edit access to your board. They will also automatically become part of your team. They will be able to see ALL and EDIT your boards. Since you want them to have temporary access to your board, you need to remove or delete them from your team after the lesson. This can only be done in your account using your web-browser.

VIDEO CONFERENCING

There is no resident video-conferencing tool within MIRO. Only ‘chat’. Hence an external video-conferencing platform. Both Zoom and MS Teams are FREE (with limitations), robust and reliable. However, Zoom has breakout rooms, while Teams are still thinking about it.

 

Hope that helps.

 

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Hi,

two weeks ago i had the following problem:

Most of my clients in the workshop where working via mobile.

Hadn’t installed the app so they could not work on my boards.

Found a solution working in combination with GoToMeeting (screensharing) and miro.

Here is some of the content that we have created together:

 

Here I used the integration of Visual Notes:
 

 

Michael

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