Saturday, April 23, 2011

Today'sMeet



Imagine you're giving a presentation where you can read the mind of every person in the room. You'd have an amazing ability to adjust to your audience's needs and emotions. That's what a backchannel is, a conversation that happens in the background while the initial activity continues uninterrupted.

Using Twitter at social media conferences has become a great way to do just that. But Twitter isn't appropriate for every situation.
  • Your audience are not on Twitter
  • You don't want the discussion to be public. 
  • You need to see only relevent updates.
That's where TodaysMeet comes in. TodaysMeet gives you an isolated chatroom where you can see only what you need to see, and your audience doesn't need to learn any new tools like hash tags to keep everything together. TodaysMeet helps you embrace the backchannel and encourage the room to use the live stream to make comments, ask questions, and to then use that feedback to tailor your presentation, sharpen your points, and address audience needs.

Could we use a Web 2.0 tool like this in Education?
Imagine you have a situation where you have large numbers of students in a number of classrooms all working independently on inquiry based learning tasks or challenge based learning activities. You have a small number of teachers / tutors who are there to facilitate individual learning. They may even be designated as tutors in a particular area; Web 2 Tools, Mac Apps, History or even English.

Using a TodaysMeet Room all students have access to any of the tutors. You will need a computer or laptop AV cabled to a TV or Projector. Then simply set up a room. This is as easy as;
  • typing in the web address - http://www.todaysmeet.com
  • naming the room, 
  • giving the name of your room to your students and
  • getting your students to join the room.
Now your students just have to type in "Ms M I need some help saving my Vuvox in room E9". We have used this in our school this year and find it useful in our own CBL sessions.



We actually ask the students to not only use it to ask for help but also to share resources, to crowd source and to find other individuals studying similar concepts. Most students have taken to it very easily, in fact far more than we had initial expected.

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