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Backchannel Basics

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Sharing some basic netiquette of using a backchannel. I use this in my workshops.

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Backchannel Basics

  1. 1. Backchannel today: http:// tinyurl.com/flatconference fl Password: TBA Slides and Links posted at http://coolcatteacher.wikispaces.com
  2. 2. Backchannel “ a live chat that accompanies a live presentation”
  3. 3. Google Jockey A person who watches the backchannel and posts information and hyperlinks in response to questions that are posted.
  4. 4. Backchannel Moderator A person who monitors the backchannel chat and informs the speaker of predominant questions and issues arising from the conversation.
  5. 5. Classroom Uses <ul><li>Group Notetaking </li></ul><ul><li>Link Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Quick Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>Archivable Record </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement of quieter students </li></ul>
  6. 6. Websites <ul><li>http://www.chatzy.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Presentations http://docs.google.com </li></ul><ul><li>Meebo Rooms http://wwwl.meebo.com/rooms/ </li></ul><ul><li>Skype Group Chat http://www.skype.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Don’t forget netiquette
  8. 8. Backchannel Netiquette #1 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I need help </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with differentiated instruction. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: I need help with my reading program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hamster: @iteachkids I have a great program to share with you. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Backchannel Netiquette #2 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I need help </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>with differentiated instruction. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: Anyone want to hear a joke? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hamster: You’re the joke. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: I know what you did last week, don’t tell me that. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Backchannel Netiquette #3 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Moderator </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I want to ask Vicki a Question. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Joanna: I’m the backchannel moderator, type your question in and when it is time, Vicki will ask me what is happening in the backchannel. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Backchannel Netiquette 4 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself but not a fake </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: I want to ask Vicki a Question. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis: I’m not really Vicki, I just thought it would be fun to impersonate her. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Backchannel Netiquette #5,6 <ul><li>Answer with @ </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Room </li></ul><ul><li>Get a Moderator </li></ul><ul><li>Be yourself but not a fake </li></ul><ul><li>Be a link dropper </li></ul><ul><li>Be up front about self promotion </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Iteachkids: Anyone know a great blog that helps teachers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vicki Davis: I have a blog that I write for teachers, you can find it at http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com – I also love Jo McLeay’s at…. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Our Backchannel Today http://tinyurl.com/flatconference Password: TBA

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