Finding Collaboration Projects Using Google Hangouts

My final newsletter of the year will focus on finding collaborative projects using Google Hangouts.  All faculty members already have a Google Hangout account that is synced with your school Google account.  Hangouts will work with the webcam and microphone on a Chromebook or on a desktop computer using a webcam.

Google Hangouts in Education is a Google+ Community where educators can learn about Hangouts in the classroom and connect with other educators willing to use Hangouts.

Google Connected Classrooms matches teachers with virtual field trip opportunities.  Connections are made through their  Google+ Community.  Submit a request to join the community, and click the join community link on the Google+ Community page.

Mystery Hangout “is a social game played with two groups of students. It’s a mix of Battleship and 20 questions.”  When you join the Google+ Community, you can propose a Mystery Hangout or connect with a teacher who has proposed a Mystery Hangout.  More information on Mystery Hangouts is listed here.

Several other resources on Google Hangouts are listed here.

Google hosted a two-day online conference last weekend.  Video recordings from that events can be viewed here.

Have a great summer!  Don’t hesitate to email me throughout the summer with questions or for help in preparing for the fall.