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Chat about class

Page history last edited by Tony Vincent 15 years, 1 month ago

Create an instant chat room.

Go to todaysmeet.com/21 for the chatroom for the workshop




Scott Lewisberry, a high school teacher in Pennsylvania, used technology in an innovative way to foster the feeling of affiliation in his English classroom. Instead of having students passively watch a video related the their reading of The Crucible, Scott had his students participate in a moderated chat room while watching. He used CoverItLive, a free text chat that teachers can easily set up and embed on their own website as a widget. Scott writes in his blog, "What was cool was the kids could pose questions they had about what they were watching, and they could answer each other's questions as well. We had quite a discussion in the room." CoverItLive has additional features like file uploads and polling options.

Comments (6)

Katie Morrow said

at 9:41 am on Jun 17, 2009

Here's another free one to try: http://tinychat.com/

ChrisGR said

at 9:46 am on Jun 17, 2009

Can it be tinychat moderated?

ChrisGR said

at 9:46 am on Jun 17, 2009

Should say can tinychat be moderated?

Katie Morrow said

at 10:22 am on Jun 17, 2009

Another REALLY cool way to implement this "Chat about Class" tip is to share your presentation in a Google Presentation. When you view/deliver the presentation, others can join in a chat right on the side of the slideshow with their google account.

kami dickerson said

at 11:11 am on Jun 17, 2009

Bonnie Begeman said

at 11:31 am on Jun 17, 2009

Thanks for giving us time to do this in class!

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