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Collaboration via google+

  1. 1. Collaboration via Jayme Linton NCCS Digital Day October 7, 2013
  2. 2. What is Google+ and why are people using it? ● Social media platform ● Suite of tools that adds more functionality to your Gmail account ● Slowly becoming more popular with educators ● More than 140 characters ● Educators are using for personal and professional reasons ● Share ideas and resources ● Ask questions ● Connect with a community of like- minded people ● Engage in conversations
  3. 3. Circles are... ...designed to facilitate sharing with specific groups of people ● ...determined by you ● ...not mutual ● ...round
  4. 4. Circles are for Sharing Green Yellow Red Blue Family Friends Colleagues Shared interest or hobby
  5. 5. Demo ● Write a post ● Share, +1, and comment on a post ● Search with filters (hashtag, Circles) ● Add people to Circles
  6. 6. Get Googling 1. Activate Google+ 2. Create your profile 3. Create Circles 4. Add people to your Circles 5. Post something and share or +1 other posts
  7. 7. Ideas for Communities ● Faculty groups ● Student clubs and organizations ● Classes (13+) ● Communicating with parents ● Hobby / interest groups
  8. 8. What can Communities do for you? ● Get answers to your questions ● Get feedback on your ideas ● Find awesome resources ● Connect with like- minded people ● Converse in more than 140 characters
  9. 9. Demo ● Browse and join Communities ● Create a Community and invite people ● Share a post with a Community
  10. 10. Get Googling 1. Browse Communities 2. Find one (or lots) to join 3. Consider creating a Community 4. Invite people to join Communities
  11. 11. Ideas for Hangouts ● Guest speaker ● Mystery hangout ● Digital pen pals ● Be there when you’ re not ● Cross-curricular integration ● Homework help ● Peer tutoring ● Meeting for club or other organization ● Student presentations to a wider audience ● Broadcast an event or class to several locations
  12. 12. Examples of Classroom Use What is a Mystery # call?
  13. 13. Three Ways to Hangout 1. Google Hangout ● Schedule in advance (through Events) or create when hangout is starting ● Invite specific people 2. Hangout Party ● Let your friends know you’re free to Hangout ● Open to everyone in your Circles or invite specific people
  14. 14. Three Ways to Hangout 3. Hangout on Air ● Can’t schedule in advance ● Records Google Hangout video and audio (doesn’t record chat window) ● Viewable live on your Google+ stream ● Uploads to YouTube when recording is complete
  15. 15. Demo ● Create a Hangout ● Schedule a Hangout (Events) ● Set up a Hangout on Air ● Use Hangout features
  16. 16. Get Googling 1. Brainstorm uses for Hangouts 2. Schedule a Hangout Events >> Plan a Hangout 3. Invite people to your Hangout

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