Have a daily background activity – Use the “national ____ day” to guide your assignment. For example, the 30th of October is “National Candy Corn Day,” so students can find a virtual background of candy corn.
Ask students to show an image of their favorite place in the world.
Have students find an image of a sci fi future in which they would want to live.
Find images of movies which they love (keep it PG).
Have an opening question for them to Direct Message (chat) you a response. Then quickly reply to all of them a follow up question.
Use a poll as a start up discussion question.
Move people to breakout rooms for 2 minutes for a discussion of current events, asking them to bring back their most important item for discussion.
Have students turn on and off cameras in response to questions.