Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Tried It Tuesday: Today's Meet

I've been wanting to blog about Today's Meet for a couple of weeks now, so I'm finally getting around to doing it today for Tried It Tuesday with Holly over at Fourth Grade Flipper.



Today's Meet is a "back channel" that allows you to chat in real time.  Here is what the homepage looks like.

You create a room and decide how long you want it to be available.  Your room has a unique URL address for you and your students to use.

Then you give the kids the link and they type in their name and then can start responding to the topic at hand.  

I used Today's meet when I working on a Project Based Learning assignment called Road Trip.  At the end of class I had the kids tell me what they needed to work on and what information they already had.  It was a great way to see where everyone was and what issues I needed to address next class.  Here is part of their responses.  I did have some students type some goofy things and they got their privileges taken away :(  




The kids really loved it and have asked several times since if we can use it again! This would be a great resource for bell work, entry/exit tickets, or feedback on presentations.  I've also used it during my 21st Technology PLC trainings where we share websites with each other. The list is endless!

3 comments:

  1. Today's Meet is such a great tool. I've been trying to get teachers to use it for a while as a back channel during staff meetings or PD days. I think it is great you've got the kids using it...then adults see it and realize how easy it is----small steps.

    thanks
    matt
    Digital: Divide & Conquer

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  2. I have never heard of this but it sounds great! Thank you for sharing. Your blog is super cute!! :)
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  3. How did I miss this the first go around, Rissa? This is really neat. Thank's for sharing. XO
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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