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ERIC Number: EJ1132601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-0771
Backchannel Discussions during Classroom Observations: Connecting Theory and Practice in Real Time
Howell, Penny B.; Sheffield, Caroline C.; Shelton, Ashley L.; Vujaklija, Amy R.
Middle School Journal, v48 n2 p24-30 2017
This article provides an overview of utilizing an online backchannel platform, TodaysMeet, to enhance middle level preservice teachers' course-embedded classroom observations in early field experiences through the synchronous utilization of 1:1 tablet technology. In reflecting on the use of these applications, it is apparent that it created a safe and structured third space for discourse that helped candidates consider critical moments of instruction, appropriately engage in field experiences, and develop a critical lens through which to view the work of middle level teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky (Louisville)
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