Google Hangouts is Google's free video-conferencing tool that is available for teachers to use as part of the Google Apps for Education (GAFE) suite of tools. Hangouts also include a messaging and phone call feature. Up to 15 participants can join a Google Hangout at a time and screen sharing is supported. It's a great way to connect your classroom with other classrooms anywhere in the world. Google Hangouts are available for all staff in the TDSB and are accessible through Academic Workspace ( Hangouts are currently unavailable for students with their TDSB GAFE accounts.