Friday, January 27, 2012

Today's Meet, Smart Phones, and Ipods

This week I was searching for a way to get my students excited about brainstorming new topics.  It hit me that a live feed on the interactive whiteboard would do the trick.  That's when TodaysMeet came to mind. TodaysMeet is a site in which the user can create a "room" with a distinct URL that can then be shared.

Since about half of my class has either a smart phone or an ipod touch, this site was a perfect fit.  After explaining the site and its functions, students were directed to our "room".  (Keep in mind that your classroom needs a fairly strong wireless signal the keep the ipods moving at a rapid pace.)  The students really liked the ability to see the live feed on the interactive whiteboard as they entered their ideas.  We have also used Edmodo to brainstorm and share ideas via live feed.  You can read about that here.  However, I prefer TodaysMeet because the screen around the feed has less visual distractions.

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