Teacher Review For TodaysMeet

Backchanneling to reach all students...and teachers!

Michael G.
Classroom teacher
Bayshore Middle School
Leonardo, NJ
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My Grades 6, 8
My Subjects Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
For students of Social Studies, many topics can lead to heated debates...which is awesome! TodaysMeet allows students to carry on the conversation without screaming matches. Students learn to summarize their arguments to 140 characters or less and make their points clear. Best of all, students who would not normally feel comfortable participating in a group discussion can freely add their views and opinions. For teachers - I was always amazed how many teachers talk during someone's presentation fro professional development. When I started to run PD workshops I used TodaysMeet to embrace the back chatter and serve as a closing Q&A session. It has worked great for small workshops and larger group presentations.
My Take
I love TodaysMeet. My only criticism is that sometimes the site may lag a bit when posting comments.