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The Power of Backchannel Discussions: Using a Live Blogging Tool

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Would you like to have real-time collaboration and feedback with your students? Find out how to use Cover It Live, a live blogging tool to engage your students in back channel discussion. For example, using it during a movie to broadcast live comments is better than students simply taking notes. Join Kim Munoz as she shares examples of how it is used in the classroom, as well as how to set up an account, embed it in a blog, and filter the live blogging conversation.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: General
Last aired on: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 12:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Blended Learning, Blogging, Communication & Collaboration
Tags: backchannel, Blended Learning, Blogging, Communication and Collaboration, CoverItLive, discussions, Tools for 21st Century Student Projects

Reviews (14)

Full Member
This explains how to use back channels in the classroom and simplifies the process. Thanks so much for sharing this information.
Basic Member
Great stuff
Full Member
This video was very informative on how to use this program for back channeling. I love the option to be able to live blog… To be able to have students engage on your website while you're also using other media to teach… This webinar is worth listening too if you're looking for other opportunities to engage your students while having a special speaker… Or classroom movie.
Basic Member
I learned a lot about backchannel. Thank you,
Basic Member
Full Member
Love this! I Had never heard of backchannel until K-12; I can't wait to try this!
Basic Member
Great ideas.
Basic Member
Great ideas- trying to think of ways to use it with my classes.
Full Member
I can't wait to try out this great tool! I'm working with a middle school right now, and one of their biggest issues is student motivation and engagement. I think this would be a great way to get them more involved in the learning process. Thanks for sharing!
Full Member
Great Information!
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