Establishing the “backchannel” in concept and reality
How many hands are you getting to? Shy voices... voices that go unheard. How many student’s hand go up, but voice are heard and how many go unheard during the class?How many times has the conversation past the point that a student was going to make?How many times has a thought or idea gone unheard?
More tools and the “numbers”
Social channels different channels, types and timing for communicationsSynchronous vs asynchronous communications... opportunity to be “heard” and anytimeProvides voice in class when one might be to shy... provides time for reflection before offer thoughts & opinions
Primary school example
“ Middle School” - description of edmodo & “private” nature - COPPA compliant
Classroom example of back-channeling and use of subject/topic based hashtag
Writing & research process Reach beyond the classroom - Audience
Upper School - May Term Irish Studies Global connections via multiple channels Authoring through vide0
Use social analytics to tell the story of you reach... Visitors, bounce rate, comments and clicks can all tell a story and provide feedback.
How many hands are you getting to? Shy voices... voices that go unheard
Review of the backchannel...
Social Media in the Classroom - Student Voice and Authorship
Social Media in the
Classroom - Providing
Voice and Authorship
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