Monday, March 26, 2012

5 Ways to Use Google+ in your Classrooms

Google+ has tremendous promise for K-12 classrooms. Handouts, circles, and selective sharing are three features that will be heavily used and relied upon by teachers. Here are my suggestions on ways to use Google+ in a K-12 classroom. Please share your ideas with me by leaving a comment!




7 comments:

  1. I am having my students connect via hangouts from another school. Via these hangouts, they are designing an experiment that they both will run simultaneously at both schools. They will then share their results via google docs. It really opens up a lot of possibilities!

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  2. Very cool. What a great application. Is this for an extended experiment? Could be a great way to teach experimental design when the manipulated variable is location.

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  3. Great write up on Google plus in the classroom. Love this presentation. Thank you for sharing - the hangout feature is particularly cool.

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  4. Thanks for visiting, Vicki! I can't wait for G+ to be added to the Google Apps for Ed suite. What a great addition it will be!

    Thanks for all you do to promote and encourage the use of technology in education!

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  5. Nice, I'ld like to try Google plus in my future civics classes! Thanks for sharing this one.

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  6. Hi Pinoy, glad you found my post helpful. The hangout feature that Google has designed is one of the best virtual conferencing solutions on the web. It's fast, reliable and very intuitive. I think your students will enjoy using it!

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  7. Good thoughts - now that Google+ app allows you to do hangouts, I've been experimenting with using my cellphone as an impromptu document camera (streaming the video feed via hangouts).

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