Many people participate in Twitter chats. It is the main reason that I joined Twitter in 2012! (Whoa- I cannot believe it has been 5 years!) However, they can be somewhat limiting as tweets are flying fast, and you cannot tell the tone or expression of people. What would make that better? A video (and Flipgrid!)
One of my fellow EdCampMetroDC friends Matt Frattali had the genius idea for VedChat. Each question has a different board in Flipgrid. You check out the video intro on each board then record your answer in a “flip.” (Stole Matt’s name!) You can practice recording your flip by recording an intro here. If you are new to Flipgrid, you hit the green plus button and record a quick video. Then you have to take a picture and type in your name. That’s it! Done! You don’t need an account or even have to put in an email. (You don’t even need Twitter or worry about including a hashtag!) Then, you can record responses to other people and interact with them.
You can sign in to record an intro NOW, but the fun will start Tuesday night (tomorrow!) at 9 pm. The theme is storytelling- and as one of the question recorders, I can promise that there are some thought-provoking questions. I cannot wait to go beyond Twitter to #vedchat!