Google Hangouts

Just a small reflection on our Google Hangouts experience:

It’s an interesting program and it seems a bit more versatile than Skype or Facetime, also allowing for screen-sharing and easy integration with other software such as Google Drive, but it still didn’t really change my opinion of video conferencing within the classroom that much. I would definitely be up for giving it a try: using it to talk with athletes or scientists to get students more interested in applications of what they’re learning about. I still worry that the novelty would outweigh anything useful that they’d gain, but I’m willing to try it out and see what happens.