Google Hangout

TL;DR Version: In this blog post I discuss a recent chain of events that has me really excited about the use of Google Hangouts in teaching and learning. I share a strategy that I believe would help you begin to use Google Hangouts to enhance online discussions and collaboration in your classroom. We're in the second series of courses in our IT&DML program. I have discussed aspects of the...
Keywords: MOOC, Google, clmooc, hangout
Terry Elliott and I are the two main facilitators for this first week of the Making Learning Connected MOOC, and last night, we hosted the first in a series of Google Hangouts. We invited a few guests and then spent a thoughtful hour last night talking about the art of “making,” the rationale of the MOOC, and how folks can be active participants in learning this summer. We invited a few folks (...
This week has been crazy to say the least.  On the other hand, it has been phenomenal! Tuesday, my 2nd hour seventh grade class began an adventure I felt was worth taking.  For quite some time a writing project colleague and myself had discussed having our classes collaborate with each other using Google Hangout.  If you do not have prior knowledge of Google Hangout, it is just that, an online...
Our Denver Writing Project LDC team met online the other night. We staged a Google Hangout to discuss the progress of our study teams and plan for a conference we will conduct this summer about the Common Core State Standards and writing instruction. The "hangouts" have become the way our team meets. Though we probably aren't too busy to drive to a central location and talk face to face, we're...