Thursday, April 10, 2014

SO much more than HANGING OUT!

Video calling can provide incredible learning opportunities for our students.... and for us! In the beginner's guide below, there are some great ways to integrate Google Hangouts and Google Hangouts on Air, from virtual speakers to getting immediate tech support from our Instructional Tech/ LINC Team!

What Is a "Hangout?"

A Hangout is a web-based tool created by Google for communicating through video.

Who Can Start One?

Anyone with a Google Plus account. Start your Google+ account using these instructions.
Which Hangout is For You?
Type
Hangout
Hangout on Air
Perfect for...
  • Live broadcasting a visiting speaker in one classroom to the whole school
  • an easy way to record anything directly to YouTube… seriously, it does it FOR YOU.
  • Virtual speakers visits. SO easy- Check out SAPPINGTON’s NASA visit!
  • Presentations of student learning-- you’ll be a hero to parents who can’t make it in, but don’t want to miss their student’s performance!
  • Join Google+ Connected Classroom to attend virtual field trips to museums and zoos all over the world.
  • Features
    • 10 active participants.
    • Screen share possible (show someone what you’ve got open on your screen)
    • Can comment and text along with video call.
    • Share Google Drive documents within the call.
    PLUS the Hangout features:
    • 10 active participants, but a million people could watch the live broadcast via Google+ and YouTube.
    • Schedule your broadcasts in advance.
    • Automatically records to your YouTube Channel
    • Can be published to the whole world or to just invitees.
    How to Hangout
    1. Log into your Google Account.
    2. Click on your +YOUR NAME at top
    3. From your Google+ page, click on the HOME drop down, then select HANGOUTS.
    4. Along the top menu, select VIDEO HANGOUT.
    5. Click Start a video hangout.
    6. Invite people by their email addresses and then click invite.
    7. Wait for your invitees to join (they will get email and Google+ invites).
    8. HANG OUT!
    9. Click on the red phone icon to hang up when done.

    Prefer video support? Check out this guy’s tutorial.
    1. Log into your Google Account.
    2. Click on your +YOUR NAME at top
    3. From your Google+ page, click on the HOME drop down, then select HANGOUTS.
    4. Along the top menu, select HANGOUT on AIR.
    5. Click Start a hangout on air.
    6. Name it and schedule it (now or later).
    7. Invite people by their email addresses and then click invite.
    If you don’t want your video to go to full public view on YouTube, click the X on the public tag in audience. Now, your video will still go live to Google+ and YouTube, but only viewable by those invited via email.
    7. Wait for your invitees to join (they will get email and Google+ invites).
    8. HANG OUT!
    9. Click on the red phone icon to hang up when done.
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