Teacher Review for TodaysMeet

Engage the shyest of students with this backchannel/discussion tool.

Darlynn A.
Technology coordinator
Junior High School 167 Robert F Wagner
New York, United States
Show More
My Subjects Math
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Today's meet was used collaboratively. As the technology specialist in my school I worked with the ELA teacher to incorporate Today's meet into lesson as a way to increase engagement in the discussion portion of her class. The initial setup was easy. The teacher was able to do it on her own. Then we discussed how to integrate it into a specific lesson she was going to be delivering. After determining where in the lesson it would work and discussing protocols, we introduced it to the students along with our expectations. On the day of the lesson (2nd meeting) I was there for support. It worked like a charm and there was 100 percent engagement. With proper planning it is a great tool for class discussion. The shyest of students will participate.
My Take
The tool is only as good as the teaching. The teacher had an excellent lesson to begin with. I just helped to show here how it would work in the lesson and support her with the technology issues that may arise in class. Students are all over social media. This is their medium. Incorporating it into class created instant excitement. With any tech tool. Planning is the key as well as a great lesson.