3. Use it to project a "back channel" while you are teaching your lesson. I like to use a website called Today's Meet for my students to record their thinking or questions while I am teaching. Today's Meet is a like an online chat room where people when given a specific web address can discuss ideas. This is great for the times where you need to get through your lesson, cannot immediately take questions, but do not want the students to forget their questions. They can ask their question on the Today's Meet chat room and then you can answer it once you are done teaching your lesson. However, the best part of this "chat room" idea is that if someone in the class knows the answer they can answer it right away!
Note: I would not use this back channel idea until I have taught about digital citizenship, explained the rules for using this site and directly modeled appropriate questions and use. Be prepared for some silliness the first time you introduce this, but the overall benefits and engagement will keep you wanting to try it more often.
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