It has been difficult for everyone. We’ve now been away from our students for quite some time now, and we miss them and they miss us.
Their parents have done the best they can to work on the “supplemental” learning activities throughout this process, but it just hasn’t been the same.
That’s where Google Hangouts come in to play. If you work in a Google district, then this implementation is for you! You’ve probably even seen the Google Hangouts icon within the waffle before, but never ventured any further than that. Well, I hope today will change that for you.
Google Hangouts are a great way to check-in with your students each day or week depending on your needs. I have found that checking in virtually with my students brings hope and encouragement to your students, parents, and to yourself. It also puts a HUGE smile on their faces! I mean HUGE! I remember my first Google Hangout (just a week ago) and their facial expressions were priceless.
Check out the video below for a brief tutorial on how to get set up with Google Hangouts.
***Only the host of the Google Hangout has to have a Gmail account. All of the participants can join using the unique link. The participants can join without having a Google account.***