In this weekly blog, our own Emily Jeanes gives readers the lowdown on web apps that educators can use inside Haiku Learning. Emily is the very first Haiku Learning Sales Engineer. Edtech ninja, sci-fi writer, and proud transfer from our award-winning Client Services team, she brings with her a passion for researching, playing with and integrating awesome educational tools into Haiku Learning. Like Haiku Learning, she likes to think she plays well with others.
What is tlk.io?
From their site: tlk.io is "a simple web chat."
In Haiku Learning: Use Embed the Web to embed the an adorable, simple chat widget onto a Page. Students connect via name or Twitter handle, then start chatting in their browser, in Haiku Learning.
A tlk.io chat embedded into a content block in Haiku Learning.
- Website: https://tlk.io/
- Price: Free
- HTTPS: No
- Account Required? No
How do I get the embed code?
Why should I try it?
There are a lot of synchronous chat tools out there with complex video, white-boarding, file uploads, and other fancy capabilities.
But sometimes, you just want to see who's on and have a chat, or ask a quick question and get an answer.
And that's where tlk.io is perfectly simple.
Sure, you can change the widget's colors or link out to some custom CSS, adjust your notification and sound settings, or even connect via Twitter to "claim" a channel as your own.
And yeah, tlk.io is super-duper responsive (it even looks great in the narrowest column in Haiku Learning!), free, and easy.
But for some casual office hours or students co-working on a WikiProject from different locations, or for when a Discussion is just too formal or Comments are just to permanent...I think that's where tlk.io could really start to shine.
So give it a try!
We think tlk.io is pretty great, simple, and frankly - it's gosh-darned pretty to look at, too!
Until next time, embed ALL the things!
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