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Nov 09

Classroom Backchannels: December 21, 2011

Workshop description: Learn how to create and use online ‘backchannels’ in the classroom to facilitate student discussion, collaboration and reflection. A variety of backchannel websites will be used and explored including Etherpad and TodaysMeet. The use of Twitter hashtags for communication and collaboration will also be addressed.

Workshop facilitator: Wesley Fryer

This workshop is offered in 3 versions:

  • a 3 hour hands-on, BYOL (bring your own laptop) workshop ($50 per participant*)
  • a 1 hour, interactive videoconference for participants using Skype or a H.323 video endpoint ($100 per site*)
  • a 60 minute, downloadable video podcast (99¢)

Registration is available for this 2 – 3 pm CST videoconference. (Skype or H.323 video endpoint videoconferencing required)

Note these prices are for credit card payments only. If paying by school purchase order, an additional $50 processing fee is added. More information for schools paying by PO is available.

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