Thursday, October 29, 2015

Episode 182 - Skype Hangouts Webinars and Connections Oh My


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It’s Thursday, October 29th, 2015 and welcome to Episode 182 of TechTalk4Teachers I’m Tom Grissom, I’m Cindy Rich. Welcome to TechTalk4Teachers the show about teaching and learning with technology.

This episode Cindy and I will discuss how we are increasingly using video conferencing as a way to communicate and learn new things. We will also share our Technology Picks of the Week.

Show Notes

Mystery Skype

Google Hangout with Bogota, Columbia about Podcasting as Professional Development - Dr. Grissom

Building Literacy Muscle with Primary Sources - Dr. Rich

Library of Congress Online Conference 2015

Technology Picks of the Week 

Tom’s Pick
Thinking Naturally in the Digital World - well worth watching the entire 46 minutes

FF to 26 minutes 52 seconds for Version 1 vs. Version 2 Thinking

molview - Chemistry Website

Cindy's Pick
Swivl Camera Tracker

That wraps it up for episode 182 of TechTalk4Teachers. Show notes for this episode and archived episodes are available on the web at the EIU Instructional Technology Center website at If you have a comment or suggestion please send an email to or leave a comment on the TechTalk4Teachers blog. Until next time, I’m Tom Grissom, I’m Cindy Rich. Keep on Learning!

Keep on Learning,
Tom Grissom, Ph.D.

Twitter: @tomgrissom

1 comment:

Samantha Miller said...

This episode was about different way to virtual get connected with other people in another classroom, across the world, and even within your own work environment. Some examples of this type of resource is Google Hangouts and Skype Mystery. This is a great resource to utilize if face to face conversations are not always possible. Individuals can still discuss important ideas and topics with other individuals while at the same time getting work done. However, a downfall of video conferencing is that misunderstanding occur more often through online/video conferencing. Also, technology is a great resource to use but it doesn’t always cooperate and work right when we need it to. We need to have a back-up plan or alternate way to communicate with others in case technology issues arise.