Teacher Review For TodaysMeet

A Tool to Engage and Give Voice to Every Student!

Lisa G.
Classroom teacher
Marina Village Middle School
El Dorado Hills, CA
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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
TodayMeet can bee used in a variety of ways. This digital discussion is a great way to brainstorm ideas, to set up a quick, formative assessment, to use as a warm-up with a thought provoking question, or to extend the classroom discussion from home, to address questions - almost like 'office hours'. I have also successfully used TodaysMeet as an exit ticket to gage the efficacy of a lesson. TodaysMeet is easy to set up - literally takes minutes. Students are able to log onto 'room' without an account. And the site is device agnostic, so no matter what kind of technology I happen to have that day, I can run my lesson. Students love it - at first a little too much. I usually have to start with a silly or fun question so they can have some fun with it before we can get down to business.
My Take
TodaysMeet promotes agency within the classroom. Every student participates and has a voice - digitally. Every student gets to communicate - even the most quiet. Involvement increases with TodaysMeet. Additionally, the tool also provides a solid, fast, and easy assessment tool for a teacher. The feedback is instantaneous. This helps the teacher, but will also help students who can quickly see correct responses, should that be the need. TodaysMeet is a great avenue to run 'office hours' after school, if there was an upcoming test or large writing assignment. The teacher and students could log-on at a given time and the teacher could address questions. The TodaysMeet Room would serve as a transcript of the office hour or study session and actually help even more students for an indefinite amount of time. A great tool!