All students can join in the discussion with Today's Meet
I really like the simplicity of Today's Meet. You can just create a link without creating an account, or it is even better if you make an account. The reason being is that you can monitor your links and sessions. This tool gives ALL students a voice during a discussion, especially those who are too shy to speak up or never get a chance to. I really appreciate the ability to customize the URL address for ease of student use. Today's meet works on any device that has a web browser and in environments that have Internet capabilities.
How I Use It
Today's Meet is a rather simple site, but what it can provide in your classroom can be powerful. It is meant to serve as a backchannel that goes on during class. Some ways that I have used Today's meet is when I have had a guest speaker. I create the link for the Today's Meet and students can have a conversation, ask questions, and engage with one another while the speaker is presenting. Then the speaker can address questions after the presentation. You could also use this if you show a video clip. During the clip, you can have the Today's meet up and expect students to engage in a discussion about the movie content. It is also a way for the teacher to show that he/she is paying attention and not just grading papers in the back!
Lastly, I used a Today's Meet when I had students do scavenger hunts and to share their learning throughout the hunt. Today's Meet is a great way to ensure students are engaged throughout the learning, regardless of what format the learning takes place.