Tag Archives: Backchannel

Tech Resources for Teachers: Backchanneling and more!

Over the past few months I have been trying to totally emerge myself into the world of Instructional Technology.  I have seen so many resources and as we all know, they eventually become repetitive.  I hate reading a list of "The Top Best New 100 Resources for Teachers" and half of them I already know about, and the other half end up being useless because they are either ill-designed or expensive.

Well, with Richard Byrne's Favorite Tech Resources for Teachers comes a breath of fresh air.  There were so many new resources on this website that I hadn't heard of before, and they were in areas that I either really needed or wanted additional resources in.  These areas include Backchanneling and websites to create your own games!  I was really impressed with the unique categories on this list of resources, and I really think that it is really worth a moment of your time to check out.
However, if you want to stay stale and in the past, feel free to do so.

An Interactive Model for Mathematics???

How can we take the model of the #backchannel and apply it to teaching mathematics?  How can we make mathematics interactive for our students?  How can we engage our students to the point that they would want to gather to do mathematics on their own time?