Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Food for Thought-Having A Backchannel in Class

After reading this article titled, Students Speak Up in Class,Silently, Using Social Media, I am very curious who has tried this type of teaching in their classroom.    Basically, a backchannel allows students to use their devices to carry on a discussion during the class by using texting to further engage the students in the topics.  I was really surprised at the comments people posted at the end of this article.  What are your thoughts?  Have any of you used Twitter or a Moodle chat in your lessons?

One slide and multiple timers.

So you want kids to be writing and conferencing with each other but time always seems to get away from you. What if you could have one ...