Google+ is Google's social networking tool. Once you have created a circle of friends in Google+ you can choose to hang out with them on Google+. This allows you to video chat, IM chat, watch YouTube videos together, and more.
Google Hangouts are part of Google+, Googlesnew free social networking tool. On a Hangout10 people (possible 15 on Google Apps) can:*video chat*IM (instant message) chat*watch YouTube videos together*collaborate on a Google Doc*use a whiteboard collaboratively*add effects for fun*record the Hangout directly on YouTube*live stream for more viewers*and more…
What can bedone is listed here Whoever istalking fills the big screen People on the hangout
*Go to your Google + account…Easy to find *Once there you should see your stream of friend activity. *In the right sidebar, you should see the Hangouts section. Click on the "Start a hangout" button.
Start a hangoutYour stream You might be asked to install a plugin first time around
Name your hangout Invite participants Invite 1 participants 2 34 Decide whether toClick on live streamHang out
Note: You can share/listen toeducational hangouts on theGoogle Education on Air site https://sites.google.com/site/eduonair/home
1. First create the event in Google +• In your Google+ stream select the calendar Click on the calendar
Changetheme 2. Add the details For a hangout option click here,
3. Choose event options to get to hangout option Do you want a wider audience? Just a hangout
4. Tick your required HangoutMake your choice option
5. Create, invite and send the messageThis must say ‘Hangout’ Who is invited? Click‘Invite’
To instant message everyone in thehang out, press the "Chat" button. Itsthe button thats second from the leftin the toolbar. Type your message inthe box and press the enter key onyour keyboard to send. Your messagewill be available to everyone, and itwill be formatted like a conversationon Google Chat and Google Talk.
You can record to YouTube unlisted so only those with the link can watch
You can share your screen This screenshot comes from http://www.wikihow.com/Use-Google%2B-Hangouts
To watch a YouTube video witheveryone in the room, press the"YouTube" button. Its the third fromthe left in the toolbar. YouTube willpop-up in the main window foreveryone, and then you can beginpicking videos to watch.
Ideas for the classroom• Read a story• Bring in an expert/guest speaker/author• Share from a Slideshare• Homework tutoring• Professional Development meeting• Work on a project together• Virtual penpals• Global classroom discussions• Career Day wit panelists• Attend other hangouts (Google has a whole library of hangouts)• Extended discussion on a class topic• Subject-related hangouts• Conduct workshops and seminars