Monday, July 18, 2011

Big Wheel Keep on Turnin

Linda came across this cool new chat tool, and since I’m the new girl in the group and I don’t want my first blog post to be a dud, I swiped it! Thanks Linda!
The tool is called “talkwheel” and it’s a new way to chat. It’s created around the concept that since we are most comfortable talking around a table (see a great Seinfeld reference on the benefits of a round vs linear layout), we should be chatting online in a like manner. It’s free, easy to set up, and allows you to create your own private conversations. So you could create a discussion thread with your students, get them talking, and see increased participation because of the non-linear format. Follow this link to see a video with more information. Have fun!

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