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TodaysMeet : The Beauty of the Backchannel

Todays Meet is a microblogging backchannel that empowers computer classroom teachers to generate a discussion, without the interference of raised hands or student disruption

• Todays Meet is similar to Twitter , as it gets students chatting, using a 140-character limit and an easy-to-use interface
• enables more students to ask more questions and share more comments than if they all had to raise their hands and wait to be called upon to speak
• is a backchannel, which helps teachers conduct online discussions, while channeling the results onto one web page or an Interactive White Board

• No accounts or passwords are needed for teachers or students to use Todays Meet.
Ease of use is one of Todays Meet's best features. When students and teachers want to speak, they type in a short sentence or two and click Say. Students or teachers using Twitter can join a Todays
Meet conversation, as long as they have the twitter hashtag the teacher has set up. Disadvantages..
• Since Todays Meet is a backchannel and backchannels are a form of social media, school district servers may block Todays
Meet. All students need a computer or mobile device to use Todays Meet.

Steps To Use

Step One: Go to TodaysMeet

Step Two: Name your room and decide how long you want your backchannel to be available. Your room data can be saved for: 2 hours, 8 hours, 12 hours, 1 day, 1 week or 1 month.

Step Three: Send your students to your unique
URL ( to participate in your backchannel. They must enter their names, then they can post comments, questions, and feedback.


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