5 Reasons Educators Should Use Google Plus
When I poll educators and ask, “How many of you are on Google+,” I get very few hands responses. Google+ is not just for Google employees and Google fanboys anymore. Google+ is the fastest growing social network, and offers some great ways to connect and learn with other educators that you cannot find on other platforms. Google+ has quickly become one of my favorite social media platforms. I have connected with some great educators, and now moderate several communities. If you are not using Google+, you are missing out on some great features, and great ways to expand your PLN.
Below are the Five Reasons Educators Should Be using Google+:
1. Visual Posts with Text, Images and Video Options: The Google+ feeds are visually-driven, allowing you to get a snapshot or video along with the text of the post. Frankly, there is not enough time to read everything in all of my social media feeds. I appreciate good visuals that guide me to high-quality posts and information.
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5. Communities: Google+ Communities is where the magic happens! There are hundreds of educational communities to join and connect. Expand your professional learning network by joining a few. You will be instantly hooked! Here is a great list of Google+ communities from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning to get you started.
Getting Started with Google+:
- Get to Know Google+ (from Google)
- Everything Teachers Need to Know About Google + (from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning)
- Google Plus for Education Resource Guide (from Dee Lanier)
What are your favorite features of Google+? Please share in the comments below.
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