Teacher Review for TodaysMeet

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Melissa Z.
Classroom teacher
Springfield, United States
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
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 Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used Todays Meet as a back channel in my classroom. The students were able to ask questions to me on the channel and I would either bring them up in class or another student would answer it on the channel. It is a safe environment where the students have to be concise in what they write, but do not have to be afraid to respond. The students can be anonymous or use their names depending on how you set it up. I have used it as an exit ticket and as a way to brainstorm on a topic. The students really loved working on Todays Meet.
My Take
I think if you can find the right reason to use it, it is a great tool. You do have to teach the students to write in as few characters as possible, which is tricky. Otherwise the kids are engaged in a safe environment to collaborate in. I highly recommend using this as a back channel for your classroom. It is very easy to set up. You can create an account and keep the channel open for as long or as little as you want. As a teacher you also have rights to delete what should not be there or to print all of the content.