Backchannels are a great way to start discussions, gather questions, give everyone a voice or to create group thinking. There are two really good ones that I suggest. The first is Padlet. It creates a great open space where anyone can post any question or answer any question.One of the best features of Padlet is that it can be shared, downloaded, printed or saved. Today’s Meet is the other one. This one works very similarly except that it limits the number of characters. However it is completely anonymous. A very simple implementation would be to use either one as a way to poll the class or as an exit ticket. Either tool provides a place virtually for you to interact with students. Try Padlet or Today’s Meet!