Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Watch2gether - Watch Videos and Discuss Them at the Same Time

Watch2gether is a neat site through which you can watch YouTube videos and host text chats about them at the same time. It is really quite easy to use Watch2gether. To get started enter a nickname for yourself (it could be your real first name) then search for a video or enter the url of a video that you have previously bookmarked. When you have found the video you want a chat column will be present on the right side of your browser. You can invite others to chat with you by sending them the url assigned to your chat. Together you can watch a video and discuss it.

Applications for Education
If you teach in a one-to-one environment, using Watch2gether could be a good way to share educational videos with your students and have short discussions or Q&A sessions about them.