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Google Hangouts
Hangouts is both a chat and video call service offered by Google. Hangouts is a powerful educational tool that allows for virtual field trips, connecting classrooms, video conferencing, and online professional development just to name a few.

Online Resources

Guest access to Hangouts video calls without a Google account - Google Apps Updates 11/19/2015

4th Grade Book Talks - Video - Jennifer Zurawski, December 16, 2013 - Watch and listen to 4th grade students share their favorite books with other classroom with Hangouts On Air.

3rd Grade Opinion Writing 2015 - Video - Stephanie Krahn, March 12, 2015 - See 3rd grade students persuade their principal to allow them a popcorn and movie party after testing with Hangouts On Air.

Google Hangout Resources for Teachers -  Article - MBG mattBgomez, February 11, 2014

5 Ideas for Using Google Hangouts On Air - Article - Tech & Learning, June 8, 2013

32 Tips for Using Google+ Hangouts in the Classroom - Article - Teach Thought, October 18, 2012

How to Use Google Hangouts in Your Classroom - Video - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, September 25, 2013

How Educators and Schools Can Make the Most of Google Hangouts - Article - edutopia, November 22, 2013

See how Google Hangouts can be used for distance learning across state lines (scroll to bottom of page to view) - Video - edutopia, November 22, 2013

Using Google Hangouts for Teacher Development - Article - edutopia, February 19, 2013

Connected Classrooms - Bring the world to your classroom through Google+ -  Bring the world into your classroom through Google+ -  Virtual Field Trips Video

#EduHangout - Connect with educators all across the world - Includes ideas for using #eduhangout; Resources; Tips and tricks; Link to the G+ eduhangout community - Website and Video

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Schedule a Training

To schedule a training at your site for Hangouts, contact Teresa Williams in Educational Technology.

You can also look for online courses offered through ERO.