85 – Google Hangouts/Meet

SAME as 2017

Google Hangouts bring conversations to life with photos, emoji, and group video calls. Connect across computers, Android, and Apple devices. Google Meet is Google’s new video conferencing application to replace Hangouts in the professional field.

Websites: hangouts.google.com and meet.google.com
Cost: Free.
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018: 90
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018: 94
Top 100 Tools for Education 2017: 50

Past Overall Rankings
2017: 85    2016: 41    2015: 23   2014: –   2013: –   2012: –   2011: –   2010: –   2009: –   2008: –   2007: –

Some comments from those who selected Google Hangouts/Meet as one of the Top 10 Tools

“Most of my meetings are remote, and Meet is still the simplest way to bring people together for a quick discussion.” JD Dillon, 2018

“quickly and easily call people; see them; ask questions and get answers” L&D Manager, UK

“I am able to collaborate with colleagues without driving miles and miles. Friends and family are simply within reach.” Rose Ngacha, Primary/Secondary (K12) teacher, USA, 2016

“is effective way to see and hear from students” Steven Guzelimian, USA, 2016

“great for interactive webinars” L&D Manager, USA, 2016

“Easy to use. All platforms.” Niels Johansen, HR, Denmark, 2016

“my primary meeting/collaboration tool both at work and away from the office (no more phone) …” JD Dillon, 2015

“I have begun to use for a class I teach to students in another building in our district.” 2015

“guiding meetings with students, supporting learning processes” 2015

“Google+ is very good for deep conversations and the live Hangouts feature works well. It is a small select community for me at G+.” Harold Jarche, 2014

“every meeting, with shared screens, webcam, collaborative apps, etc” JD Dillon, 2014

“google hangouts, best way to see and collaborate with folks around the globe”  Danny Ortegon 2013
“Google hangouts. Group chatting, shared google doc sessions and sync’d youtube video viewing… and thats just for starters. SO many possibilities”  Shakir Ahmad 2013
“Google Hangouts – can be on Google Drive at same time. Like it better than Skype despite some shortcomings”  Debra Lee 2013
“Google Hangouts replace Web conferencing platforms ” Urs Frei 2013
“Google Hangouts – One of the most important innovations for education. It gives teachers the opportunity to collaborate in real time anywhere in the world”  Tim Childers 2013