“Google Hangouts” video conferences are a superb way of bringing fresh voices into the classroom from anywhere in the world. It was by using Google Hangouts that my students interviewed Professor Orlando Figes at Birkbeck University recently with great success. Best of all, by choosing ‘Hangout on Air’ you get your video published directly to YouTube for future reference / downloading / editing!

Professor Orlando Figes being interviewed by students at the International School of Toulouse

I put together this Google Hangouts for Teachers – Quickstart Guide to provide myself and my interviewees with a handy point of reference – I hope you find it useful!