Wednesday, October 22, 2014
One of the things that students really seem to enjoy and get quite a bit out of is backchanneling while watching a full-length video in class. I generally only show full-length videos in the first two units of the year and I use todaysmeet.com. I set specific parameters for students (username, required number of comments/questions, etc) so how they earn their grade is clear. What I like the best about using this in the classroom is that it gives even the quietest students a true voice and allows them to play a more active role in class.