Google Hangouts and Youtube- Great tools for Instruction and PD
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Google has made it extremely easy to create videos and share with anybody. Using hangouts you can share information and do training or instruction to many people at a time.
Quick Youtube tip - If you would like to get advanced playback ability with Youtube you must join the HTML 5 trial (not a big deal) just go to http://www.youtube.com/html5 and then check the box. Once you do this you will have speed options, turn off or on annotations, player size and quality right under on the settings icon.
Here are some things that you will need to get started -
Google account - personal or a school GAFE (Google Apps for Education account)
Set up your Google+ Profile and confirm your Youtube Channel (link to a walk through of setting up your youtube channel)
Hardware - Webcam and a microphone (if your webcam does not have one)
Terms to become familiar with:
Google+ - Google's venture into the sharing and a social network. It uses a circles (friends, professorial colleges, students) to group the people you want to follow. This has been opened to K-12 just in the past 2 weeks
Hangouts - The term for when people on Google+ get together to have video chat (with Google Apps for Education that can be up to 15)
Hangouts on Air - is where you can stream your Hangout live on YouTube to as many people as want to watch it - It also can be recorded - then you can edit the video right on YouTube using Video Manager or download it to edit with your own software. Please note that at the time of recording, the hangout will be public. If you chose to record the hangout, then once the recording has been completed, it is in your Youtube library and can be made private like all other videos. There is a clunky way to make a HOA private as it is recorded. Click here to watch this youtube video if you would like to know how to do this. Why you ask - Using hangouts on air allows you to record the whole conversation automatically.
Everybody is given warnings that they are going to be on Hangouts on Air.
YouTube Video Manager - A tool that YouTube provides that can - combine videos, trim videos, trim and delete video, enhance video, add filters, upload videos and annotate. You can just use this tool to create videos from a webcam if you like.
Hangouts Features- Can have up to 15 people as part of a hangout (GAFE Only, personal account 9) Screen Share, have a lower 3rd, share Google Docs, watch Youtube videos together, share Google Drive, even funny faces and choose to record the session or not. Great for mobile devices as well. Here is a link to a great overview by Google along with links to the mobile apps.
Hangout on Air Features
Cameraman - A tool to control who is on the screen and audio
Q&A - There is a question and answer tool - as you do your hangout, viewers can ask questions.Then you can look at the video and answer the question. Hangout on air for the viewers can be a little behind.
Schedule a Hangout - If you would like to plan a hangout in the future, say like a planning meeting, you can do that by using Events in Google. To see a very easy explanation of how to do this watch this youtube video.
Start a Party - A way that you can send out a invite to people and then can join whenever they want.
Some Suggested Uses:
PD - Any type from instructional to Technical
Student Instruction - Math and Language come to mind but just about anything would be a great use for creating videos.
Working on Projects
Collaborating with others
YouTube Video Manager - is a light weight video editor that you can use right in the youtube interface to do annotations, edits and enhancements.
New - Google Hangout Field Trips - This has just been released (Oct. 2013) Follow this link to learn more
Click here to see examples of the Annotations (my YouTube channel Link)
Link to My YouTube Channel
Example of what a Recorded Hangout may look like for Professional Development
Nice post on some tips and tricks for using Google Hangouts
How schools can use Google Hangouts
Ways to Get video to your Youtube channel (account)
When logged in your Youtube account click on the Upload button and you will be presented with the following options:
Upload - On the left side a upload section (select files or drag and drop from your computer)
Record (webcam capture)
Photo Slide Show - Create a photo slide show with pictures from your compute. Limited options but very easy for a quick slide show
Google+ Hangouts - Can start a broadcast using Hangouts on Air (Same thing as when you are in Hangouts, just a quick link to it)
Video Editor -takes you to the Youtube Video editor so that you can combine and edit videos
On Android - Record a video and then "share" it to youtube.
iOS - Youtube Capture App - Allows you to record videos and upload them directly to Youtube or upload previously recorded videos on your iPad to Youtube.
Some Tools to help you maximize your use of Google Hangouts
Google + in Higher Education (some ideas for K-12)
The Future of Faculty Development
Tools for Youtube
Livebinder for Great tools to use with Youtube
Livebinder with Hangout tips and resources
Popcorn for Youtube
How to use Google Hangouts for teaching - very short and simple instructional blog post
Google search - interesting ways to use hangouts in education or search in livebinder for youtube tools and Hangouts.
AirSketch (cool iPad App that lets you draw on your computer screen - Great for Math Teachers - there are other apps that are like this
ZoomIt - free utility that lets you zoom in on your screen- great when you are sharing a screen in hangouts!
Screen Resizer (Chrome Extension- Quickly sets your screen to a good size for screen sharing - must be in Google Chrome)