Using YouTube VideosIn Google Hangout to Enhance Collaboration
Uses for Instructors• Instructors can use a wide variety of ready-made resources or can record their own.• Instructor can bring in and discuss a video with a group of students, ex. math video to give a mini lesson to a group of students who are having trouble on the same problem.• Instructors can make their own videos as well as using pre-made videos on topics to assign projects to teams.• Instructors can record videos that can be viewed and discussed by groups of students• Instructors can teach a lesson using a video demonstration, these demonstrations can be discussed while watching the video, ex. video can be paused and oral discussion can happen or collaboration can take place using the Google Chat feature while video is playing.
For Learners• Students can use this feature to collaborate on a team project ex. each student can be assigned a different topic to research and share ex. comparing instructional design models and each student can present a video of a different ID model to discuss.• Each student in the Google Hangout can research and share a different video on the same topic.• Students can create their own videos and combine them into one Google Hangout presentation.• Students can bring in videos on one topic and hold a discussion, ex. these videos can be made by the instructor and assigned for this purpose or can be a generic topic that the students can research videos and use them.• Students can teach a mini lesson to a group about an assigned topic and then discuss the presentation.
Getting Started• Instructors/students open Google Hangout as usual and then select the YouTube feature.• Instructors/students can bring in a YouTube video by doing a search or typing in the name of a video.• The video will begin playing as soon as it is selected to the Playlist.• To talk or discuss the video, the instructor/student can pause the video and restart as needed.• A discussion can also take place in the Chat box or orally by selecting Press to Talk.• An example lesson could be a lecture on recording Google Hangouts with video instruction.• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohlHn6Kt5YM is a link to a YouTube video on how to record a Google Hangout.