The picture you see up above is one of my favorites because it represents exactly the power of Google Hangouts. My work is fast paced and requires travel on an almost daily basis. Getting our team together for meetings outside of regularly scheduled times is difficult, because my colleagues could be almost anywhere in Western New York on a given day. So communication across the miles is very vital. Google Hangouts allows us the ability to communicate in a variety of ways from video, IM, to Voice. Also it allows us to share our screens, share live-time documents, and even do remote desktop help and support. There are many more tools to use and Google always seems to be developing even more. Additionally, Hangouts can also be recorded via livestreaming called, Hangouts on Air.
Honestly... it is revolutionary.
One more thing about the picture from above. My colleagues and I needed to meet from various points. The picture above was a screen shot from our communication using Google Hangouts. What I love about this picture is we are all in different working environments separated by many miles... and Melanie... is out in her car on her phone! That is what Google Hangouts, and 21st Century communication is all about!
To learn how to use Google Hangouts in Education... Check out this useful guide by Lee's Summit R7 School.