Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts were a great experience during Peru State EDUC 552. I enjoyed learning about programs like NearPod. After using NearPod, I immediately implemented it into my math instruction the day after being introduced to it. NearPod allows my students to display their thinking and I can view results individually so that I am able to work with them 1 on 1 in the moment rather than in the middle of instruction. My students really enjoyed seeing their answers displayed.

The other resource that I liked exploring was the I have done a few Mystery Skype and Mystery Hangout sessions but have never interacted through a virtual field trip. I liked how you could view previous trips to see how the program worked. I would like to incorporate some of these sessions into my reading instruction or possibly design my instruction around the content presented in the field trip. When my students are exposed to something new, they are always engaged and I definitely learned a few new things during the Google Hangout sessions.


  1. I will have to look at I am looking for more virtual field trips. I will have to see if they have any manufacturing ones. We use google hangouts at FC for meetings when shared staff can't get to the building for the meeting.

  2. I need to check out NearPod and Exploringbytheseat. I like that you have used MysterySkype in your classes. I think the virtual field trips and the guest speakers would benefit my automotive classes.