Using Google Hangouts for Weather Education
This presentation will describe how the NWS El Paso Area office uses the video-conferencing capability of the Google Plus social network (called Hangouts), to help educate students about the weather. The presentation will detail the advantages of using Hangouts such as document sharing, interactive forms and YouTube archiving. Limitations such as hardware and bandwidth constraints will also be discussed. Finally, this presentation will also include a short discussion on possible future uses of the Hangouts video-conferencing platform, and how these could impact the National Weather Service's commitment to weather education.