Texting Interviews

#community #real-time #polling #conversation-starters #icebreakers #knowledge-sharing #just-for-fun
#online #on-campus

Why:
Technology-enhanced, social-emotional activity

Illustration of two speech-bubbles

How:

  1. Randomly pair students (can be done either face-to-face or virtually).

  2. Ask each student to develop 3-5 questions that they would want to ask others to help them get to know someone better.

  3. The pairs then text their questions and answers back and forth.

  4. The pair can use a free communication spaces that do not require the user to login.

  5. Interviewers summarize what they found out about their partners and post their partners’ names and this information in a class-wide discussion forum.