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?

How is this STEM?

I saw this today and I stopped cold. I thought I recognized it but I really wasn't certain, I didn't think it was possible for a ...