Backchannel in the Classroom

Tools to engage your class in discussion

What is a Backchannel?

  • Digital conversation for sharing ideas, asking questions, etc.
  • Occurs online
  • Shared with a group
  • Simultaneous to primary, often face-to-face, conversation

Why Backchannel?

  • Give students voice
  • Extend conversations
  • Make thinking visible
  • Lengthen processing time

Backchannel Options

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Backchannel using Google resources

Created by: Kim Lowden

Teacher Resource Specialist for Technology

Reach out to the teacher resource specialist for technology in your building with any questions.