Google Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field. If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout. This tool allows you to video chat with anyone with an Internet connection. There is even the option to have multiple video calls happen at once so a group of people can “hangout” together. This is great for holding a discussion or to form a panel that your students can address with questions they’ve written about a topic.
Next time you’re looking to bring a guest speaker to your class – why not try out a Google Hangout?
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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.