Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Embed a Backchannel Into Your Blog

chat-23713_640Hosting an online backchannel can be a good way to give every student in your classroom a voice and an opportunity ask questions as they arise. By using a backchannel tool like TodaysMeet my students who have a lot to say don’t dominate the classroom conversation. At the same time my shy students are given a place to comfortably ask questions and or post comments in response to my questions.

One of the challenges of using a backchannel is just getting everyone onto the correct URL for the backchannel room. TodaysMeet recently made this less challenging by introducing the option to embed your backchannel room directly into your existing blog. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to do this.

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