Communication & Videoconferencing
There are many technology tools available online that can allow for communication and videoconferencing.
Google Hangouts is a video conferencing tool that can be used to make group or person-to-person video calls from a computer or mobile device. Group voice calls can include up to 10 participants. During a video call, users can text chat and share their screen with other participants.
GroupMe is a free private group messaging tool. Registered users can send and respond to GroupMe messages by text, within the app, or from the GroupMe website
Skype is a video conferencing tool that can be used to make group or person-to-person calls from a computer or mobile device. Skype to Skype calls are free. Group voice calls can include up to 25 users. The number of users allowed in group video calls depends on the device used. Skype also permits screen sharing and file transfer during calls.
Zoom is an online video conferencing tool. The basic (free) plan allows users to host group meetings up to 40 minutes in length with 100 or fewer participants. Features available during meetings include screen sharing, breakout rooms, individual and group chats, and live closed captioning by a meeting participant.