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?

Build Your Own Spaceship - Academy of Science

Check this out! There is a free event happening soon at the Grant's View library. The event is sponsored by the Academy of Science , ...