Fishbowl on Zoom
Choose a few talkers, spotlight them, and ask the rest of the group to mute their mics and turn off their cameras. Provide the group with a theme or prompt, and let the small group converse for an allotted amount of time. Swap in different talkers, repeat.
Hot Seat on Zoom
Using the spotlight function on Zoom, highlight a participant for the hot seat. Have other participants raise their hands and/or unmute to ask questions of the person in the hot seat. Swap who's in the hot seat, the given topic, or both as needed.
Echoed Dialogue on Zoom
Instruct your group that you’ll be sending them into breakout rooms in pairs. Once there, given a prompt or question, one partner shares for thirty seconds. The listener then echoes word-for-word, as best they can, what the speaker said. If the echo is satisfactory, they will swap roles and repeat. If not, the original speaker reiterates and the listener tries again. You can broadcast new prompts to the breakout rooms, or call everyone back after a few minutes.
Case Studies on Zoom using Google Docs
Break your participants into small groups, where each will discuss a case study, answering a series of questions. Once they’ve worked through their case study, have them pick a spokesperson. Return everyone to the main session, and have the spokesperson from each group present their case.