Encourage Hesitant Students
Hesitant or shy students may not share their knowledge or questions with the class. Today's Meet allows students to message each other in real-time. The teacher creates a room for the students to join and can pose questions and share information. Careful instruction about digital responsibility must be given due to the fact that students may write anything. The teacher may close and open rooms for set amounts of time.
How I Use It
I used Today's Meet with a 5th-grade science class in a tech lab setting. I posed a question or statement for the class to respond. The responses were a bit egocentric due to the fast-streaming influx of responses, so I created 4 rooms and divided the class up for smaller group discussions. Much better! The students were interacting and questioning each other over ideas and concepts given by others in the group.