Google Hangouts are a fantastic tool for connecting with colleagues, other classrooms and experts in the field like a virtual guest speaker. If you aren’t able to take your students to a Civil War battlefield or a National Park, or just can’t afford to fly a guest speaker to come to a school assembly, try organizing a Google Hangout.
Virtual Guest Speakers
This tool allows you to video chat with anyone with an Internet connection. There is even the option to have multiple video calls happen at once so a group of people can “hangout” together. This is great for holding a discussion or to form a panel that your students can address with questions they’ve written about a topic.
Next time you’re looking to bring a guest speaker to your class – why not try out a Google Hangout?