Todays Meet

Digital Citizen

Overview‚Äč

TodaysMeet is a Backchannel Chat platform for classroom teachers and students. There is no registration, and students can immediately start powerful conversations. Participants can learn from each other and share their insights, improving participation and deepening learning. Todays Meet is great for capturing student notes for remediation or to share with those unable to attend class. 

Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Be able to collaborate with each other with meaningful conversation while being a positive digital citizen.

Vocabulary

  1. Backchannel Chat:  A backchannel chat is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside the primary group activity or live spoken remarks.

Pre-planning

Accommodations

Steps

  1. The teacher introduces Todays Meet to the students.

  2. The teacher explains the many different ways that Todays Meet can be used in the classroom. 

  3. The teacher creates an account  and logs in to Todays Meet.

  4. The teacher names the room.

  5. The teacher opens room and selects time length of room to be open.

  6. Select a name and join.

  7. A room's web address (or URL) is the same as its name, so the room is https://todaysmeet.com/ and the name of your room.

  8. Begin conversation.

Assessment Options

  • Observations
  • Check for understanding
  • Teacher can use the transcript feature to see student participation.
  • Teacher can use Todays Meet as a formative assessment.

ISTE Standards

Digital Citizen
2a. Students cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world.
2b. Students engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices.
2c. Students demonstrate an understanding of and respect for the rights and obligations of using and sharing intellectual property.
2d. Students manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online.

MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.

Devices and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL

App, Extension, or Add-on:

Websites:
20 Useful Ways to Use Todays Meet in Schools

Backchannel Video tutorial

Todays Meet

Todays Meet the Basics Video Tutorial

Todays Meet FAQ

CONTENT AREA RESOURCES

ELA

  • The students learn good note taking skills. 

Math

  • Use for math discussion and or questioning.

Science

  • The students can have group discussions based on current topic.

Social Studies

  • The students can have group discussions based on current topic.

Credits
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, April 2018.