#TeacherPD: Using @Zaption Presenter as a #Backchannel (with an introduction to Presenter) #edtech

Zaption released Presenter last month, a way to stream a video lesson for the entire class to watch together while allowing for students to join the presentation on their own device to interact and respond individually. Presenter allows:

  • teachers to ask questions on the fly
  • students to type questions while the video is playing
  • teachers to receive real-time data

In playing with Presenter, I realized that it would be the perfect tool to create a backchannel during an in-class video lesson. A backchannel can be an effective way to engage all types of learners in a classroom discussion.

I created the below video to explain how I’ve used the Ask a Question feature in Zaption Presenter to create this backchannel opportunity:

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Click to begin video lesson

If you haven’t seen or used Zaption Presenter, before, here is an overview of features, with a view from both the teacher end and the student end:

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Click to begin video lesson


You are welcome to copy & edit these lesson for your own use. You can find the public lesson in the Zaption Gallery:

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