The last post I did on video chats in the classroom, the main sites looked at were meetings.io, google +, and Skype. I have since then found another great site that allows for groups to chat, kollaborate.io. Below is a slide show showing the benefits of using Kollaborate for meetings, which could easily translate to students working together in the classroom, or at home or with other classrooms. There are work spaces for students to show their work to each other and figure out ideas. It is free, but to get some of the other features like private, and password protection costs money between 9.99 and 29.99 dollars depending on the package. The company also offers other types of services to improve meetings, Presentation.io, Same.io, and API. These services could help students create professional looking presentations.
"The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do."