Lights, camera, education: First-ever Google+ education talk show

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by Mia Gradney / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on August 27, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 27 at 11:03 AM

HOUSTON—Maybe it’s the age of video games or all the texting they do, but more children excel academically when they use electronic devices to learn.

Schools are embracing technology and education advocates are discussing it in detail.

Dr. Sharon Washington, Ph.D., leads the discussion on Education Made Visible or Antithesis, the first ever Google+ talk show about education. The anthropologist and education consultant and contractor said, traditionally, programming about education speaks to only parents and educators, but Education Made Visible aims to include everyone in the discussion, worldwide.

Future talk will range in subject, but will likely include electronic devices as teaching tools. The mere mention gets immediate reaction from Dr. Washington. She’s a fan of the devices as much as young students.

Laptops, Apple iProducts and Smart Boards are widely used at Herrera Elementary School. They not only engage the children, but keep them interested. The campus is a Houston Independent School District technology academy and is equipped with hundreds of high-tech electronic devices.

Dr. Washington wishes every school had such resources, but until they do, it will give her plenty to talk about.

Education Made Visible is shot and produced in Houston, Texas. People wanting to join the conversation can do so the high-tech way by joining their Google Hangout.

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