+1 for everything Liz said.

Hangouts have been separated from g+ and is now the new version of chat which it can be used with younger kids.

Bjorn Behrendt

On Oct 23, 2013 1:54 PM, "Elizabeth McCarthy" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Too bad younger students can't use G+ Communities, a private community would be perfect. But they could use a teacher account for a synchronous HangOut between classrooms and share videos/presentations on screen. 
Shared Blog maybe or build a Google site with a Shared Drive that is integrated to the site where they upload media to the drive and it feeds to a site page...maybe add a group discussion to the site.

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 1:34 PM, Matthew Allen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

I have a 1st-3rd grade team that is interested in making global connections, but I'm struggling to find the best platform for this.

The City School students have some topics they want to cover with different classes from around the world. They'd like multimedia responses that can be hosted someplace for others to view. So, they want synchronous communication throughout the project, but they would like to have an asynchronous meeting to wrap it up.

I have some ideas, but I want to hear what suggestions you have.


Matt Allen
Innovation Specialist
St. Albans City School
St. Albans, VT 05478

Twitter: @mrallen5

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