Teacher Review For Google Hangouts

Students like the cute monster avatars, and I like the random student-selection tool.

Darrell W.
Classroom teacher
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Math, Social Studies
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned No
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Practice
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with ELL
How I Use It
Though this application appears to be rooted in being a classroom management tool, i generally use it as an accountability tool for formal and informal assessment. The things that I like most about it is the ability to quickly create and edit students/class, the ability to create/customize and transfer positive and negative criteria to other classes that you create, and the easy to read and track student data collected.
My Take
For elementary and junior high school teachers, I can see how it may be used on a daily basis, but in a high school setting I intentionally spread out the use of it. As a high school teacher, I use it for selecting students for presenting information, reviewing information, or for responding to on-demand learning reflection questions.