Thursday, September 17, 2015

Connecting via Google Hangout

Google Hangout (GHO) is Google's free video-conferencing tool in which educators use as part of Google Apps for Education. Over 10 participants can join a live GHO within a virtual space. GHO can be used as simple conversation tools or advanced with the use of extra apps and add-ons available through Google. GHO is accessible across platforms.

GHO in Action:  GHO was used to allow students to share makerspace activities to another classroom to middle school students in New Jersey.

Digital Learning Platform: Students interact to show authentic student tasks and products within a virtual collaborative group using a digital learning structure. Thinking is visible within GHO leading to greater student achievement.

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