Babelwith.me is the newest addition to both The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration and The Best Online Tools For Collaboration — NOT In Real Time.
No registration is required, and it takes a few seconds to set-up a private chatroom. Of course, a number of other tools on those lists do the that same thing. However, Babelwith.me lets you do it and automatically translates what you’re saying in the recipients language and in the language you’ve written. This last feature could be very helpful with English Language Learners communicating with sister classes in other countries.
Another great capability is that the chatrooms themselves appear to stay active indefinitely, so users can come back to them whenever they want to continue the conversation.
You can read more about Babelwith.me at a ReadWrite Web post.
Thanks for posting a review of BabelWith.me. We’d love to see it used in the classroom, especially when interacting with international students. Let us know how it works for you in that arena!