Google Hangouts provide a communication platform provided by Google that allows you to video chat and instant message anyone who is also on the Google platform.
"Make learning rewindable" --Kevin Honeycutt
Google Hangouts on Air or HOA can host and broadcast live discussions and performances to the world through your Google+ Home page and YouTube channel. You can also edit and share a copy of your broadcast. As a participant, you can join Hangout on Air anywhere you have a device connected to the internet.
Educators use these tool in a variety of ways:
- Across district content/grade level meetings
- Connect with like-minded professionals globally
- Professional development library
- Virtual field trips for students
- Mystery Location and Mystery Number Google Hangouts
- Communication and collaboration with anyone anywhere you have a device with a camera connected to the internet.