neat-chat.gifYes, even chat rooms can be used to further educational goals! Let's explore how by creating a list of ideas for how to use Neat Chat to better communicate, facilitate discussion, and provide collaboration opportunities (for teachers, students, and/or parents!).

NeatChat in Education:

  • Hold online "office hours," providing students with instructional support outside of class time.
  • Hold weekly "town hall meetings" with adult family members.
  • Ask students to chat about topics in class and submit chat logs for assessment.
  • Encourage students to collaborate on projects using the Neat Chat interface.
  • Teach netiquette through role playing exercises while in the chat room.
  • Set up designated chat hours with peers, holding a "best practices" discussion on a (weekly) basis.
  • Any ideas? Add them here!...