Raising hands is a waste of time! There it has been said. Nothing brews boredom faster than the time it takes to get quiet and listen. Do you want to support literacy skills, typing instruction, and student voice? If you do, and you teach in a 1:1 environment, I want you to consider the possibility of text-supported discussions. Teaching your kids to type their discussion increases the depth of learning as well as finding time for applied typing practice.
Looking for a controlled way to have kids show what they know? Want a snappy formative assessment? Try Kahoot.
Want to get a full on chat room going? Use Today's Meet to make sure you can control the content and the archive of the chat.