BackChanneling is 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. There are a wide […]
Posts Categorized: APPs
Special thanks to Elizabeth Faulcon for sharing her strategy for using Google Expeditions and Virtual Reality to enhance learning in her classroom.
Ok, so we have all been there. You are trying to share the perfect Youtube or Vimeo video in class but instead you end up waiting for advertising or, worse yet, you embarrassingly notice that there is inappropriate marketing in the right side of the screen. Why? Can’t someone just make a tool to make our lives easier […]
Special thanks to Neal Phillips for sharing his strategy for staying organized. According to Neal, “Any.do is the phone application you need to stay organized. And your students can use it too! Students can even share their lists of things to do — hint, hint — great for collaborative work. And it is FREE. :)” Web […]
Interested in polling your students during class? Want to raise student attentiveness in class? Would you like to give your students the opportunity to ask questions without interrupting your explanation, and then address them all at once? PingPong is a neat new app that will allow you to do all of that, and more. Check out […]
Recently the Circles of Innovation team has been playing with a new app that allows you and your students to become just about anyone, well anyone or anything you can find a picture for that is. And given that there are quite a few teaching applications for this technology, we thought we should share it. The […]
Last week we did a post on 5 Apps Every Teacher Should Have. The post was so well received that it inspired us to do another. However, before we get started, we would like to know how are you using Apps in your classroom? Feel free to share your ideas. Ok, so the basic instructional idea is […]