Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Using Google Hangouts at the #gafesummit in Auckland

Guest Blogger Karen Melhuish Spencer
Attendee of the sold-out EdTechTeam North Island NZ Summit
Cross-posted from
Karen Melhuish Spencer's Blog

It’s been a busy week of educational conferences this week across New Zealand – I challenge anyone to say teachers have ‘holidays’! This is the first conference post this week, from the EdTeamTeam North Island New Zealand Summit ft. Google for Education in Auckland where I managed to pop in for a day, connect with some fabulous folk there about Connected Educator Month (more on that soon) and share a wee session on using Google Hangouts for:

  • synchronous learning and meetings
  • facilitating and recording blended professional learning approaches – multi opportunities to access learning can help give effect to the principles of Universal Design for Learning
  • connecting learners to other learners and ‘experts’ in the global community
  • starting your own TV channel
Slides appear below and a comparison of the two types of hangouts that Google+ offers.




  • TeachMeetNZ: a regular hangout for NZ educators
  • Connected Educator Month: register your interest in being part of this global, national calendar of events – which will include hangouts.)
Thanks to guest blogger Karen for letting us cross-post this wonderful post from her blog-- you can see all of North Island New Zealand Summit resources here! Check out when the next New Zealand Summit will be announced and others in your neighborhood here.


  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

  2. In your blog I was happy to see your article, better than last time, and have made great progress, I am very pleased. I am looking forward to your article will become better and better.
    agario skin
    sniper games
    fun games
    zombie games

  3. Insect problem of the serious problems that we face in everyday life, you'd better pest control company in Dammam achievement tops company continues to please visit us on our website
    شركة قمم الانجاز