Teacher Review For Google Hangouts

Hangouts On Air: Let's Change the Way You Do Your Classroom.

Taylor W.
Classroom teacher
International Christian School
Shek Mun, ShaTin, Hong Kong,
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My Grades 8
My Subjects Math
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Google hangouts is great for students to connect with each other face to face. I want to take it a step further and promote HOA or Hangouts on Air. Hangouts On Air is Hangouts except it is being recorded and saved to the owners youtube channel. This is an INCREDIBLE option in the classroom. It takes 10-15 min to setup, but once it is rolling you are able to create and move forward in excellent ways.
My Take
Using HOA I am able to have students create at home discussion groups or debate groups that are recorded and turned into me. Students will record their group discussion sessions that they may do outside of class and then submit them for review. I have also used HOA as a Pro-D tool. Allowing teachers to attend Pro-D webinars without leaving their classrooms. The recording piece allows for review of the training at a later date. Great product!