Do you Google Hangout? If you don't, you can. GHO is one of the apps available to us through the DCS google accounts. It's a little tricky, but if you need help you can ask your ITF to help you get set up.
What is GHO? It's video conferencing. Skype is currently blocked, but GHO is a good alternative as long as the person on the other end is signed in to Google.
Why GHO? You can connect with other classrooms remotely across the district or the globe. You can take a virtual field trip, have an author visit, a special guest...the possibilities are endless!
Just last week, Media Specialists Stacy Morgan (Friedberg) and Amy Snyder (Welcome) collaborated together recently on a lesson. They worked with a third grade class at their respective school and read the book Lyle, Lyle Crocodile to them. Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Snyder brainstormed and posted questions about the book on a Kahoot! site. The two classes then met together via Google Hangout and worked in teams to answer the Kahoot questions. After each response the winning team would come up and explain to everyone where and how they came up with their correct answers. At the end of the session the third graders from Welcome shared crocodile facts with the Friedberg students that they found in several nonfiction texts. They also introduced themselves to everyone and hopefully made some new friends in the process. It was a great time of learning using technology and reading
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