• Google Hangouts is another way to collaborate online with your classmates and teacher.
    These are the directions for getting started:
     

    What you need to get started on Hangouts

    To use Hangouts, you’ll need a Google Account.

    On a computer:

    On a mobile device:

    Start a Hangout conversation or video call  (Please do not enable video chat when discussing classroom material with the teacher.  I will only be able to participate in a text conversation; however, you can video chat with each other :)  !!  

    1. Open Hangouts in Gmail or Google+.
      • Gmail: In the bottom-left corner, click on the Hangouts icon  .
      • Google+: In the top-right corner, click on the Hangouts icon .
    2. Start HangoutSelect a person from the Hangouts list. The list is ordered with your most recent Hangout at the top. Or click the search button  and type a name or email address. When you find the person you want, click their name.
      • If you want to start a group Hangout, check the boxes in front of multiple people's names and click the chat icon  to start a message or a video icon  to start a video call.
    3. Choose the type of Hangout you want to start:
      • Text conversation: Type the message you want to send in the text box that says “Send a message” and press the return key on your keyboard to send the message. The  typing indicator will show other people in the Hangout that you’re typing a message.
      • Video call: Click the video icon   to start a video call.
      • Phone call: Click the call icon  to start a phone call. Most calls to the U.S. and Canada are free. A few destinations will cost USD 1 cent per minute after the first minute. The 1-cent rate may vary depending on the local currency. Calls to destinations outside of the U.S. are at low rates, but calling isn’t available to all locations.
      • Text message: If you have a Google Voice account and turned on text messages and voicemail in Hangouts, click the SMS icon to reply with a text message. Or you could start a new text message by going to the dial pad and typing the number.