Tech Tips for Backchanneling in TodaysMeet
Tech Tips for Backchanneling in Backchannelchat.com
Tips for Successful Backchanneling
Develop good, essential questions
Use consistent and short names for your "chat rooms"
Choose a name that will help you identify the lesson and class in question
If you are using laptops, be sure they will have sufficient battery power
Decide up front what abbreviated speech you will allow and let the students know what you'll accept in advance
Be flexible but firm (Set behavioural expectations and review blogging guidelines beforehand)
Type up the questions and give them to the students before the lesson
Set up and test your "rooms" in advance (make sure it is not blocked on the students' computers)
Focus on the feedback and reflection to strengthen learning experience
"With a little prior planning and essential questions, educators can engage their students in discussions that leverage "digital native" skills and generate meaningful, insightful commentary. Furthermore, the collaborative nature of backchanneling makes it an ideal means to connect classes across the hall and around the world."
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