I just participated in my first Google Hangout and loved it! It was really awesome to be able to meet and have a discussion with the classmates from all across the United States in different time zones.
As I sat and listened to our discussion, I was thinking of other possibilities Google Hangout could have. Being able to chat with someone who could not attend a parent/teacher conference is one idea my "class guide" (aka the instructor) suggested. Then, I thought about a student who was not able to make it to school and has questions on his absent work. Being able to ask an expert some questions from my students. This is only the beginning of many ideas!
What ways have you used Google Hangout?