To get students focused and in sync with each other, concentrating on what their colleagues are doing.
Warming up at the beginning of class or re-focusing after a break in a longer class. Also helpful for getting students to feel connected with each other. Encouraging use of the body, refresh students’ bodies and minds.
This activity is described well here: https://dbp.theatredance.utexas.edu/content/two-three-bradford
Depends on class size and how much sharing out you do. If working in pairs and using 1,2,3, it could take about 5 minutes. If groups of four, you would use 1,2,3,4,5 and it could take about 10 minutes, depending on how in-sync the group is.
ADAPTATIONS AND EXAMPLES
If students cannot turn cameras on, perhaps the teacher could ask them to make sounds on their turn, or to type something in the chat on their turn instead of the action/speech.