While we wait for our students to be allowed to use Google+ let’s get ahead of the them…

Google+ is a free social network that has features similar to Facebook and Twitter combined.  In my opinion, it’s best feature is the simplicity of sharing information; Google+ gives you the option to specify which friends or “circles” of friends you share information with.

Google+ currently restricts users to be over the age of 18.  I’ve been itching to use this with my students for months, and am waiting eagerly for Google to grant access to our students age group.

In the meantime, I propose we all start to use Google+ to collaborate and share with each other as colleagues. 

For those of you who already have a Google+ account please add me.  I’ve created a few school related circles to sort the people I’ve added (LRHSD, Shawnee TV Parents, ect…)  I enjoy seeing what other teachers are doing in their classes across the district and follow many teachers and administrators across the country.  The ability to sort and send information to different groups of people is pretty easy and effective.

If you do not have a Google+ account, you’ll need a Google account then click the +you button at the top left corner of the Google website.  There are many great tutorials out there explaining Google+ and how best to use it in your classroom or profession.

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