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  1. 1. 16 Interesting Ways* to (possibly) use Google+ to Support Learning *and tipsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons AttributionNoncommercial Share Alike 3.0 License.
  2. 2. #1 - Graduation work in BelgiumIn Belgium, students in the 12th Grade need to make agraduation work. In technical education, where I teach isthis a project.This years project: make a new product that doesntexist. Make the advertising, promotion movie, websiteetc.Now comes Google +, if I had it, Managing teams, usingwith Google docs to make mindmaps and moodboards.Putting all people that you need for the project in circles.Share ideas, etc. I think Google+ was a big help for it.
  3. 3. #2 - Student HangoutsFree video chat for small groups can help with differentiatedinstruction as well as planning/implementation of group work.Place all of your students in a "Class Circle," as well aswhatever circles you feel are also appropriate. You could haveone for "Needs Assistance," one for "Advanced Students," andso on.This will allow you to start video chats with students who are all"on the same page," so to speak. +Aaron Smith | @theartguy
  4. 4. #3 - Curriculum Topic SparksOnce you are up and running with acurriculum topic the class couldexplore a couple of Spark lines tokeep updated.So you search something to do withsealife or pyramids and you get ashareable stream of info.To make this even better it would begood to be able to share the wholeSpark with a class added to aCircle. And also to be able to havedisplayed the sources and to beable to add your own into the Spark +Tom Barrettstream.
  5. 5. #4 - Digital Footprint & CirclesCircles lends itself to powerful conversations withlearners, students and teachers alike, about the sharingof ideas and connecting through social networks.With the granular control of content and the ability toadjust sharing and commenting within the stream, wecan move past the either/or scare tactics used withsocial networking. Instead, we can move towardsleveraging connective technologies for engagementand learning through thoughtful sharing and connecting. 1. Work through the creation of circles 2. Discuss profile settings and show how to view what others see 3. Discuss how to leverage circles within the stream 4. Discuss how to adjusting sharing & commenting of postings 5. Discuss photo tagging and awareness notificationsMore Google+ in Education Thoughts +Ryan Bretag | @ryanbretag
  6. 6. #5 - Mobile Learning & Google+Google+ integrates seamlessly with Mobile learningoffering the Android app, web app, & soon apps foriDevices. Given the power of mlearning, this extendsg+ to learning independent of time, space, place, anddevice. 1. Near By View offers Learning Commons opportunities 2. Instant access to stream provides real time sharing and connecting perfect for studying, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting 3. There is seamless picture integration for outdoor learning, labs, and learning walks. 4. With Huddles, there is opportunity for backchannels, ad hoc meetings and study sessions, collaboration, and discussions integrated within the Google Apps ecosystem.More Google+ in Education Thoughts +Ryan Bretag | @ryanbretag
  7. 7. #6 - Organize Classes with CirclesGoogle+ (especially if added to Google Apps)would allow for a teacher to easily createCIRCLES by class the teacher instructs.This would allow for an online discussion areaby Circle for the teacher to take class contentoutside the classroom. graphic from: www.jasontheodor.com Chad Kafka | www.chadkafka.com | @chadkafka | www.edreach.us |
  8. 8. #7 - Student Study GroupsGoogle+ (especially if added to GoogleApps) would allow students in theGoogle App domain to easily createSTUDY GROUPS by circle.Discussions, book reads, exam studyingand the like could occur grouped togetherin a Circle. Chad Kafka | www.chadkafka.com | @chadkafka | www.edreach.us |
  9. 9. #8 - Student CollaborationCircles will allow students to creategroups for collaborative projects.With Hangouts the students will then beable to meet virtually to work on theirproject, share information, and providefeedback to each other.+Eric Curts | www.AppsUserGroup.org@ericcurts | @appsusergroup
  10. 10. #9 - Online or blended learningInstead of only holding class in school,teachers will be able to teach theirstudents online (ten at a time) throughHangouts.They could teach new material, reviewinformation from class, share videos,answer questions, and more, all in avirtual class meeting.+Eric Curts | www.AppsUserGroup.org@ericcurts | @appsusergroup
  11. 11. #11 - Staff meetingsHangouts should also serve well for virtual staffmeetings, allowing staff to remain at theirbuildings but still attend and participate in themeeting.+Eric Curts | www.AppsUserGroup.org@ericcurts | @appsusergroup
  12. 12. #12 - School PRWith Instant Upload it will be one stepeasier to share exciting content aboutthe school with students, parents, andthe community. Media from schoolsports events, drama plays, awardsceremonies, and more canautomatically be uploaded to Google+and then shared with the appropriatepeople or added to the school website.+Eric Curts | www.AppsUserGroup.org@ericcurts | @appsusergroup
  13. 13. #13 Collaborative "Flat" WorkroomsIF privacy settings function properly, students on our FlatClassroom project (with kids 13+) and other collaborative teamscould have workrooms where they can share and see who isonline.Anything promoting better collaboration is going to be useful.Adding each other on Facebook is not ideal because it forcesstudents into a friendship that they may not want. Here theycan have a circle and move in and out of it.+Vicki Davis | http://coolcatteacher.blogspot.com@coolcatteacher | @flatclassroom
  14. 14. #14 Writing Prompts Share an interesting link, photo, quote, etc (that goes along with the current unit) with the circle. Have students write their responses in the stream. They will have the chance to read what their peers said and provide comments. + Lisa Butler | http://lgb06.wordpress. com @SrtaLisa Creative Commons photo from Jonathan Boeke
  15. 15. #15 Role Plays in HistoryCreate accounts on g+ for historical characters and theircolleagues, friends, family. Put them in different circles and leteach member of the role play share their experiences with thismain character reproducing somehow the story and decisionsthis person had to make. Family might advise in a certain way,which might be different from friends and colleagues, enemies,etc...The Historian (a moderating learner, or group) could be addedto check how reliable and faithful to the real History theconversations are. The Historian could also ask probingquestions and request to interview some of the people in thecircles to form a clearer picture of this character. As extension,they could write an account of the life of this character... +Alessio @asober
  16. 16. #16 Circles simulations in ScienceComplex systems and phenomena can be broken down insmaller stages, usually. So, you could create circles for eachorgan in the body for example, and within each circle ask thelearners (perhaps in groups) to describe the processes thatregulate that organ.The whole body could be a specifically created account on g+to simulate how the whole body works, so when the body isexercising, for example, the body could call for the heart topump blood faster around the body, so it would send amessage to the circle Heart/Circulatory system, etc...Processes that involve more than one organ can be sent to allcircles and each circle will have to respond according to theirspecial job, i.e. explaining what they will do to supply the newneed! +Alessio @asober
  17. 17. If you would like to: ● Contribute your ideas and tips to the presentation. ● Let me know how you have used the resource. ● Get in touch. You can email me or I am @tombarrett on TwitterIf you add a tip (or even ifyou dont) please tweetabout it and the link somore people cancontribute.I have created a page for all Image: ‘Sharing‘of the Interesting Ways Have you seen Maths Maps yet?presentations on my blog. Thanks for helping Tom BarrettThe whole family in oneplace :-)