Google+ shares many similarities with other more popular social media platforms such as the ability to post and share content, like/favourite posts and have private conversations etc., but, for me, with its Communities, Collections and Hangouts, and not forgetting of course, Google Apps for Education (GAfE), Google+ is much more versatile!
"Google+ has lots of great features like Hangouts, Communities and Collections which make it a great place for professional learning and personal professional development – far more in fact than Twitter. All you need is a Google account to get started." - Mark Anderson (@ICTEvangelist)
Introducing the #connectED Google+ challenge
Challenge 7: Follow a teacher or edu collection on Google+.
Challenge 8: Join or create an education community.
Challenge 9: Join or host an education Hangout.
You may also be interested in:
- http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/11/teachers-guide-to-google-plus-video-hangouts.html - A teacher’s guide to Google+ Hangouts.
- http://teachingiselementary.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/using-google-hangout-in-education-part.html - Guide to using Google Hangouts in education.
- http://edtechreview.in/trends-insights/insights/815-how-to-use-hangouts-in-the-classroom - How to use Hangouts in the classroom.
- http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/05/10-google-plus-communities-every.html - 10 Google+ communities every educator should know about.
- Teachers helping teachers - Community for sharing ideas, tips and strategies.
- Teaching resources - A community page for helping teachers in the classroom.