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Why Google+ Could Be An Education Game-Changer

Google’s newly-launched social network Google+ has been around for two weeks and it’s already getting a +1 from some educators.

It got our edu-techie juices flowing when our Argo-blog cousins at KQED’s MindShift did this write-up on the potential for Google’s newly-launched social network Google+ to change social networking’s role in education:

The early consensus seems to be that Google Plus has a lot of potential, with services that could aid collaboration and communication in the classroom. Hangouts, for example, allow video chatting with up to 10 people, including the ability to jointly watch YouTube videos. Sparks provides a collection of posts on a particular topic, a way perhaps for students to gather research. And most notably, Circles allow users to sort their various contacts into social circles, giving them a more granular level of control with what they share.

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