Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Top 10 Sites for Creating a Video Chat

Being able to create a video chat in the classroom is a crucial component of global learning. Not only does this technique engage the audience more then just a standard chat, but it strengthens technology literacy in a visual way. While there are paid solutions for a much broader/corporate like audiences there are also smaller free ones that work just as well in an educational type setting.

Top 10 Sites for Creating a Video Chat
  1. Skype in the Classroom - Designed specifically for education this site brings teachers, projects and resources together from all around the world. Also, this is a free site designed for video conferencing and global learning.
  2. FaceFlow - FF is a wonderful site for creating a free room the allows not only video chatting but texting too. Up to 4 people can video chat at the same time via a unique URL that is generated.
  3. Caffein - A very user friendly site to use that allows for video chatting. Also, these rooms are private but can be shared w/ social networks to allow for others to join.
  4. Google+ - Still very new in release, Google Hangouts is one of the standout features on this amazing new social networks. Hangouts allows up to 10 people to video chat at once w/ YouTube integration. Also, there is a handy group text feature that is incorporated as well.
  5. iMeet - While not a free site to use, iMeet is one the most visually stunning video chat site around that allows up to 15 users at once.
  6. BoostCam - A nice fun site to use to create a simple two way video chat. All a user has to do is click, start chat now, and then share the unique URL that is generated.
  7. Wetoku - Similar to uStream, this amazing site allows for users to create video interviews and then record them and sync them up to play in the same window.
  8. Tinychat - A great site that allows, video, audio, and text chat. Also, integrates nicely w/ social networks and has a decent acceptable use policy.
  9. ooVoo - An excellent site similar to iMeet that allows up to 6 way video chat. Also, there is a very nice user interface w/ the ability to not only chat but share files as well. A user can also save video chats and send them as messages. While there is a free user base more features are available through different payment plans.
  10. iVideoChat - A simple chat service to use but w/ lack of features for the free version may not be the best option for education.


  1. Thanks for sharing such a nice post.This is a very good collection of video chatting sites.I was using only Skype.Most of them are new for me.
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  3. The another most trusted Video Conferencing Software is PeopleLink. Just try it.

  4. Thanks for this information about the creating video chat. This ten sites is realy useful for creating videochat

  5. Video chats have become the latest modes of communication and what a mode of communication it was! It has forever revolutionized the meaning of chatting and what technology can do in this arena. Chatting by video and video sharing has brought the family closer, the one which was scattered wide and away by globalization.

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  6. Excellent info, desktop video conferencing is best for business, all you mention is about personal ones.


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