Video Conferencing with Google Hangouts

Whether we like it or not, keeping office is part of our job as teachers.  It’s important to keep organized and know how to make the most of the tools available to make efficient use of time, since there is always so much to do.  One great way is to meet up with colleagues, parents, or other work groups–online!  How?  Using Google Hangouts.  Anyone with a Google account can create a Hangout, and invite others to join (up to 10 users with a normal account, and up to 15 with a G Suite Edu or Work account).  In fact, you can even create a calendar event to let others know about the meeting, and include the link to your Hangout.  

 

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See that?  Right underneath the “Where”, is the link to add a video call:

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So the next time you need to schedule a meeting, remember that it’s not always 100% necessary to be in the same time and place as everyone else.  One or more members can join you via Google Hangout, instead.


I love, love, love using Google Drive in my day-to-day, and with students.  Interested in learning more about these great tools?  I’m now offering this mini-course on G Suite.  Check it out!

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