Daily Archives: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Backchanneling

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The practice of using computers to maintain live-time or near live-time conversations alongside live events. The term was coined in the field of Linguistics to describe listeners’ behaviors during verbal communication, Victor Yngve 1970. In the classroom, a “backchannel” provides teachers valuable feedback and helps to better engage students. Today’s Meet is a backchannel  where […]

In a Student’s Lifetime

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The infographic below shows the born on dates for many of the technologies that we take for granted today.  The ages in the circles represent how old students across the grade levels were when the technologies came out. How old were your students when smartphones were created? Click on the image to see the larger version.