Let’s ‘Hangout’  

Plug in your headset.

Click on the little +YourName at the very upper left of your gmail window.

Getting started with Google+ here

If you see ‘Jeffrey Lebow is hanging out”, click ‘Join this Hangout’.

Hang out.  Smile when Jeff takes the Class Hangout Screenshot Picture.

(Hangout Guide Here)

For information about a similar tool, check out the Skype Guide

Something to think about: How might you use Google Hangout in your teaching and personal life?

Next, let’s play with Todaysmeet.com

Go to http://todaysmeet.com/LearningCall

Enter your name and click Join.

Type something and click ‘Say’.

Chat and answer Jeff’s Super Challenge questions as quickly as possible

Something to think about: How might you use this kind of tool for educational purposes?

Social Networking:  Google+ is one of the newest ‘social netwoking’ sites out there.  You can find infomration about many others in the 

Social Networking Guide.

For now, the most popular social networking site on the planet is Facebook. I’ve created a
PUFS TTP Fall 2011 Group here.

 In the past,  this has been used as a way for TTP participants to
share photos and resources during the program and stay in touch
afterward.  It’s also useful for connected with people you might while
in the U.S. To join, you’ll need to create a Facebook account (if you don’t already have one), click on the above link. People who are already in the group can add ‘friends’ to it.
If you’d like to become ‘friends’ with Jeff, you can do so here by clicking ‘Add Friend’.

For information about Twitter, LinkedIn, and other ELT Groups, check out the Social Networking Guide.  (optional)

Spend the rest of class doing one or more of the following:

Review assorted skills
– Make a  Hot Potatoes Activitiy
Record audio with Audacity and post it on your blog
– Post photos and videos on your blog
– Create a Google Presentation or Prezi
– Check your Google Reader and comment on blogs
– Sample the website buffet and use Diigo to bookmark sites of interest


Experiment with some new ones
– Create a PBWorks account and upload an html or mp3 file there.  This will allow you to have your own space for uploading those kinds of files.

Experiment with social networking.  Create a Twitter account and find
people to follow. Explore some of the Language Learning communities out
– Experiment with chat tools like TodaysMeet, Voki, or Natural Reader


Write a blog post about
…the 5 most useful CALL resources you’ve seen (in this class or elsewhere) with short descriptions of why you like them.
…how you might use CALL tools in your teaching