Friday, September 12, 2008

Free Custom Chatrooms with Meebo for Professional Development

Meebo is an instant messaging tool that allows you to connect with all your friends and colleagues from Google Talk, Yahoo, Aim, MSN and more. Their logo says, "Instant Messaging Everywhere." You can set up your own chatroom, name it, upload and image, and add a widget code to your blog or site to have it ready to access anytime. Invite others to join and you can start discussing, sharing and planning.
I see applications for this with OT's, PT's and SLP's when we are all spread out in different places. If everyone has been invited and joins as friends and the chat room is private - not public, you can see who is available and ask questions, do planning, etc. You can also set up a meeting in advance where everyone could join in at a certain time for a planning strategy session.
I have placed a Meebo widget on my sidebar that will show when I am available, called "No Limits 2 Learning AT Chat". You are welcome to visit this public chat room area on my blog sidebar or from the Meebo website. If I am there, ask a question, throw a suggestion or comment my way. I thought it would make a fun experiment.

All the best to you!

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