Part 4: Fall 2016 Labs
Last week’s Active Teaching Lab was about using Google Hangouts for engaging students. The platform is useful because the vast majority of public K-12 schools use Google Classroom, so students are familiar; and everyone on campus already has an account. Nicole Olthafer, from Online Course Production services, shared her experiences using Google Hangouts for a live presentation.
- While Google Hangouts is simple for friend-to-friend chatting, using it with a moderator for a production-level event requires a more significant understanding. Practice and explore!
- Chats can be moderated, special effects can be employed, and several other Google Hangout “Apps” are available — but these come and go. Check out the latest, and don’t presume that they’ll stick around.
Active Teaching Labs are held every Friday from 8:30-9:30am in room 120, Middleton Building. Check out the upcoming labs or read the recaps from past labs — or see them all in one place in our new Active Teaching Lab ejournal (bit.ly/ATL-ejournal) To stay informed about upcoming Labs, check back to this website or sign up for regular announcements by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to know what happened next? Watch the discussion video:
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Other strategies for communicating with Hangouts (The Apps Show)