Enable AUSD Google Hangouts

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Enable AUSD Google Hangouts

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Emi Joo started this petition to Arcadia Unified School District

A little while ago, AUSD blocked all google apps from our phones. There was a petition made that reached over 500 signatures. The apps were brought back and everyone was happy. Until one day, AUSD decided to block google hangouts COMPLETELY. We need hangouts for communication at times. Very rarely, do we not need to talk to others about homework or group projects and only have hangouts for communication. Many people do not have access to someone's phone number or other forms of social media. Some people may use hangouts for noneducational purposes, but some people often need help with homework. There was a whole group chat made for Algebra kids that need help with homework. This is why it is in my firm belief that hangouts shouldn't be disabled.

[Edit 1]: There was apparently an email sent out that says we could chat through google docs and that is the only thing. No more hangouts. That may seem okay, but there is literally no way to get someone online if they're not already on the document. With hangouts, you get a notification every message and most people are already accustomed to it. Removing it may have some pros but a lot more cons as well. Also, it is totally possible for anybody to do the same as they were doing in hangouts in a google docs chat. It gets rid of little to no problems and is just a hassle to the students. Hangouts is a necessity for anyone without a phone or even for people with phones. The email also states that there was "careful consideration and feedback from the faculty" which I say isn't true. If there was careful consideration, they would think of all the detriments it has.

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