Get to know Google plus!

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This is a presentation introducing Google+, some of its features and some of its benefits for education

This is a presentation introducing Google+, some of its features and some of its benefits for education

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  • 1. What this webinar will cover Will cover Will not cover• What is Google + • How to get a Google• Highlights of interesting address features • Ins and outs of every• Circles feature• How to write a post • Adjusting privacy settings• How to receive a notification • Hangouts (leave for next• Benefits to education time)
  • 2. What is Google +Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and thelike are all social networks. They’re designed tolet you share up-to-the second updates, ideas,thoughts, links and media with your friends andthe public.
  • 3. How is Google+ different as a social network?• Google has integrated Google+ with its other services (and continues to do so): Search, YouTube, Gmail and more. Google+ is already built into services you use every day.• Circles differentiate Google+ from Facebook by allowing users precise control over who sees what.
  • 4. Concept of Circles• One creates circles of people (groups).• People you link with don’t know which circle you have put them into.• You decide who to share with.
  • 5. Your Google + account• As of January 2012, new users who signed up for a Google account were automatically registered for Google+ as well.• Sign up here: https://accounts.google.com/SignUp
  • 6. Let’s look at a new Google plus account interface
  • 7. A completed Google + profile My circles What I can add to theWhere I post writeWhat is shared with me in a stream
  • 8. How to add friends to a circle – drag and drop!
  • 9. How to write a post Choose themain stream of ‘All’ Write your post Can just be to one person! Choose the circles Click Share Optional
  • 10. How to receive a personal notification 1) It will show on the top right of Google+ 2) It will show on the top right of your email 3) It will possibly arrive as an email
  • 11. Benefits for education• Way to share with others in more than 140 characters• Now for age 13 and up.• Huge possibilities for collaboration• Can form all sorts of groups• Could even have parents from your class in a group