Webinar recording: Get the hang of a Google hangout (27/11/2013)

What is a Google hangout?

Google+ is Google’s new social networking tool. I have only just discovered its amazing potential since attending the Google Teacher Academy in New York in October. Google has put a lot of funding into developing Google+ and they are committed to making it work well for education, so it will just get better and better I am sure. Once you have created a circle of friends in Google+ you can choose to hang out with them on Google+. This allows you to video chat, IM chat, watch YouTube videos together, and more.

Summary of benefits

Google Hangouts are part of Google+, Google’s new free social networking tool. On a Hangout 10 people (possible 15 on Google Apps) can:

*video chat

*IM (instant message) chat

*watch YouTube videos together

*collaborate on a Google Doc

*use a whiteboard collaboratively

*add effects for fun

*record the Hangout directly on YouTube

*live stream for more viewers

*A minimum of two people

*and more…

A Slideshare showing the steps

This slideshare was used in the SchoolNet webinar of the same name and shows the steps in creating a hangout.

Get the hang of a Google+ hangout from Fiona Beal

Webinar recording:

Last week SchoolNet had a webinar whih was presented by me (Fiona Beal) on ‘Get the hang of a Google Hangout’. Here is the recording

http://meet78641452.adobeconnect.com/p6kgz1ndmhz/ (22 mins)

Ideas for using a hangout in the the classroom

• Read a story

• Bring in an expert/guest speaker/author|

• Share from a Slideshare

• Homework tutoring

• Professional Development meeting

• Work on a project together

• Virtual penpals

• Global classroom discussions

• Career Day wit panelists

• Attend other hangouts (Google has a whole library of hangouts)

• Extended discussion on a class topic

• Subject-related hangouts

• Conduct workshops and seminars

Additional reading and viewing

a) A tutorial 

Please note that Google updates its products continually so some features in this video might look different.

b) Further Reading

*How to use Google Hangouts 

*How to Use Google+ Hangouts for Teaching

*How to create a Google event

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