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Do you use Backchanneling in your classroom … or know someone who does? Please keep reading because I need your help!
My colleague Mary Ann Devine and I will be leading multiple (three!) hands-on workshops at the Southern Regional ETTC’s 2011 My Classroom to Yours conference next month. Our session, titled “Get your students talking about what you want them to talk about: How to use backchanneling in your classroom!” (inspired by this blog post) is going to be a hands-on exploration of the tools and techniques needed to make backchanneling a success in an upper elementary through high school setting. So, here’s what we need to know:
- Are you using backchanneling in your classroom now … or do you know someone who does? What grade students? What subject? How’s it going? Are the students on board with it? What are your “lessons learned?”
- What tools do you use? Staples like TodaysMeet.com are now competing with slick services like http://backchan.nl/.
- If you were going to participate in a workshop like this, and there was a “live” demonstration of backchanneling (particularly during a video), what video or movie would be good to use? We want to keep the demonstration light and fun. Also, how long of a demonstration would suffice? 5 minutes? More?
Thanks for any input!