Kicking it up a Notch
Back-channels in the Classroom

Scott H. Snyder Lewisberry, Pennsylvania, USA


Bio: Scott, a graduate of Bowling Green State University (Ohio) with a B.S.
in Education, has been teaching for 15 years. A member of the English
Department at Cedar Cliff High School, Camp Hill, PA, USA, Scott
teaches Theater, American Literature, and AP Language and Composition.

Presentation Description: Backchanneling, traditionally an online discussion running alongside a
live presentation, is a way to engage all students in classroom
activities, including students who are normally non-participants.
Issues and student needs that lead me to the technique, the educational
relevance of the process, backchanneling services (including
possibilities and limitations of several), and example activities will
all be addressed in this presentation.


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Original (19:17 Run Time; .mov, 287 MB)

iPod Video (19:51 Run Time; m4v, 78.5 MB)

Audio only (19:51 Run Time; mp3, 10.4 MB)

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5 Responses to “Kicking it up a Notch
Back-channels in the Classroom”

  1. […] attended the session called Backchannels in the Classroom by Scott H. Snyder. He clearly stated that he had been looking for ways to involve the more shy […]

  2. […] on educational backchannel options, see Scott Snyder’s 2008 presentation for K12Online08, “Back-channels in the Classroom.” Remember we’re all invited to join 5th graders in Littleton, Colorado, in their CoverItLive […]

  3. […] Learn more about backchannels in Scott H. Snyder's 2008 K-12 Online Conference presentation, "Back-channels in the Classroom." […]

  4. Derick Jones says:

    I especially loved what Justin had to say. Thanks Scott. There are several things I was able to learn from the video presentation. Backchanneling can help the shy kids a lot. I will check all the backchannel services that you spoke about.

  5. […] about using CIL and similar tools, in what’s known as ‘back channelling’ here. Thanks to Scott H. Snyder for putting it together. One final tool that I’ve just come […]

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