Cahokia Institute of Technology

Communication

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Backchanneling – A backchannel — a digital conversation that runs concurrently with a face-to-face activity — provides students with an outlet to engage in conversation.

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Blog – So, you have heard the word blog, but you aren’t really sure what it means and how it relates to education.  A blog stands for a weblog, which is a site published on the Internet and consists of discrete posts displayed in reverse chronological order (most recent posts are at the top). Blogs are usually textual, but can have images, videos, or other types of files. 

Class Dojo – ClassDojo is a classroom tool that helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators.

Google Hangouts – Google Hangouts is Google’s free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of Google Apps for Education. Up to 10 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time.

Google Voice – Google Voice can turn your laptop or tablet into a phone.  You will be assigned a phone number that you can give to your students for assignments.  Students can  call that number to answer questions while they are on a field trip (paperless), students can also conduct interviews that will be stored in Google Voice and much more.

Mystery Skype – Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. This badge can be earned 3x!

Persicope – Periscope is an app that allows you to broadcast live and view the broadcasts of others.

Remind – Remind  is a communication tool that helps teachers connect instantly with students and parents. Send quick, simple messages to any device.

Sign Up Genius – SignUp Genius is a free and easy way to create and organize online sign-up forms for all kinds of group activities.