Erica Miller of VCU had a brilliant idea: set up AC activities in Google sheets for remote teaching so that her students can work in breakout groups on a shared document. Dave Kung learned about this in an MAA-sponsored session on teaching remotely and had the idea to crowdsource building the sheets; he posted on the Active Calculus Users Group and lots of people have pitched in.
Currently there are templates for Activities 2.7.2 – 4.4.4 for the first four chapters. Make sure you start with “Read Me First” in the first tab, and follow the instructions to either (a) contribute missing activities, or (b) use the activities with your students yourself. Activities for Chapters 5-8 in this format are just getting started; more people are needed to contribute to making the tab for each activity.
The basic idea is that each tab in these two shared spreadsheets will hold a template for student responses to the activity, and then anyone who wants to use it can copy the tab to a new worksheet, make n tabs for n groups in their own course, and then have their students work synchronously in breakout groups in Zoom, BB Collaborate, or however.
Erica, thanks for having and sharing such a great idea. Dave, thanks for getting the community to work to pitch in on this. I hope others will join and help round out the collection.