Objective: Let’s Hangout! Google makes it so fun and easy.
Challenge: Schedule a Google hangout between one of your classes, and another class within your school, or a nearby school, to engage students in a discussion. In the Learn more @ section, you will see some tips, suggestions for topics, and even some institutions that provide Google Hangouts with experts.
Challenge yourself further: Set up a Google Hangout that includes multiple classrooms for a more engaging discussion
Learn more @
Edutopia: Hangouts in Schools – Simple examples on how Hangouts can be used in elementary, secondary, higher ed, administrative, and PLC settings.
Connected Learning through Skype – benefits of virtual chatting in the classroom
Candy Gourlay – from the perspective of an author who “visited” a school that had been reading her book using Google Hangout
Awesome Hangout Opportunities:
Connected Classrooms Virtual Field Trips put on by Google; can tune in live, or watch a recorded video