What is backchanneling? According to TodaysMeet.com, backchanneling is anything happening in the room that isn't coming from the person presenting the information.Sometimes, the "backchannel" can have a negative influence in the classroom environment. Students may be zoned out of the lecture and trying to use their electronic devices for activities that ARE NOT school appropriate. Maybe (at least ... Read More about Backchanneling in the Classroom
After my second awesome day of METC conferences, I've decided to take another look at the use of social media in schools. In my Educational Technology and Twitter post, I focused mostly on how teachers could benefit from using Twitter...specifically for professional development. Today, I want to branch out into other forms of social media and emphasize their place in the world of ... Read More about Social Media…it DOES have a place in education!
Twitter...for education?! Many people do not typically associate terms like "twitter" and "tweeting" with educational technology. However, twitter can be used for educational purposes, and BY teachers!I recently joined the world of twitter....not for social purposes, but to be more connected with the trends in education. I've found tweets about awesome articles relating to the Common Core, ... Read More about Educational Technology and Twitter!
I had the opportunity to attend a WONDERFUL METC session today about flipping the classroom! Wow! Have you ever been to a workshop that had so much valuable information that your brain was on overload?! This is where I am tonight!As you have most likely noticed by reading this blog, I am EXTREMELY interested in flipping the classroom, and all of the potential this new teaching method can offer. ... Read More about Screencasting with Explain Everything
There are so many ways that Google Sites can be used in virtually any classroom! I currently use my Google site to post my unit assignments and presentations, embed my course calendar, and direct students to important resources available through our school. Teachers have so many different possibilities when it comes to incorporating Google Sites! I've listed a few examples below!Teacher's Guide on ... Read More about Google Sites in the Classroom