From our unmatched superstar Alisa, good stuff on online reading:
“Regarding round-robin (one at a time) style reading – here’s a suggestion – dunno what the button names in Hangouts are but it works over Zoom. You screenshare the reading, then you ask for volunteers to raise their ‘little blue hand’ to read. The teacher gets a private list of whose hands are up. You can ask that reader to unmute with a private button, ‘ask to unmute’. Everyone else stays muted.
“Also I often disable the ‘allow participants to unmute themselves’ while I’m talking or asking because 1. little kids and their households can be noisy, and 2. choral responses come in staggered – not as a chorus. Responses lag due to tech – and it sounds bad. When we sing Happy Birthday it sounds awful! So Sean I don’t believe there’s a high-quality-audio way to read chorally over videoconference platforms – Music classes are having trouble with group singing and instrumentation for this very reason, no matter the platform.”