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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 students or participants can jot down their ideas during a presentation. This is sometimes also called a Parking Lot. Sometimes parking lots are set up with designated headings: Questions, Ideas, Keepers, Takeaways, Things to Change, Positives, Negatives, workspace, etc.

In today’s session we are using Today’s Meet. It is easy to set up. You can create a room with a name specific to what you are using it for, and you can keep the room for up to a year. Best of all it is free. The link for today’s session is

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