- Choose at least two of the tools from the above list. Create an account for each (if required)
I explored the Today's Meet tool which did not need an account and Google Docs which all students and teachers have an account through SBISD.
https://docs.google.com/a/springbranchisd.com/#home has my file for Money Matters document.
3. Share your thoughts on how you see the tools being integrated into your classroom. How do you see them encouraging participation?
I teach Business Law and offer lots of opportunities for students to interact with guest speakers such as lawyers and judges. I am excited about incorporating Today's Meet tool in my law class to get instant feedback as to what students have to say about the various topics. The backchannel seems to be a great way to promote participation by allowing students to have an online conversation about the speaker's topic rather than interrupting the speaker throughout his/her presentation. Their are a myriad of uses for Google Docs on allowing students to collaborate on the same documents. I would also like to incorporate Wallwisher bulletin announcement tool into my classroom to relay special information for my 120 Academy of Finance students.