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Google+ Communities: A Great Way to Connect with Educators


I was looking for more information about using Google Hangouts in the classroom, and during my search I came across some great education Google+ Communities.

First of all, what is Google+?

Think facebook which most of us have some familiarity, I’m sure… most likely personal. Google+ is an online community where you can share and interact with people through posts and comments.

Communities in Google+ are groups formed around a particular topic of interest. All you have to do is click on Communities when you are in Google+, and you will see lots of recommendations. When you find a Community that you like, simply click on the Join button. You then will be able to participate fully in posting and commenting.

So why should you join a Google+ Community?

First, it’s a wonderful way to exchange ideas with other educators as well as ask questions about tools & services. Furthermore, the Communities are a great place to make connections and collaborate with teachers and students around the world on projects!

Here are three Communities that I have joined so far:

Google for Education – They are talking G Suite here!

Google Classroom – Share and learn about Classroom. Ask questions, get answers and be inspired by how others are using  service.

Connected Classrooms Workshop – Looking to Hangout with other classrooms? This is the community to find them!

I’m hoping to start a Google+ Community for Westford teachers. Would you be willing to join?

4 Comments to

“Google+ Communities: A Great Way to Connect with Educators”

  1. February 14th, 2017 at 2:18 pm       Karla S Pentedemos Says:

    If you are unsure, go for it! We did a mystery hangout today with a class from Wisconsin. The students loved it and it was a great way to reinforce listening skills, communication skills, and geography skills.

  2. February 14th, 2017 at 2:21 pm       lsanderson Says:

    Yes, I agree! What a great experience today! Guess what my next blog post is going to be about?? Thanks for being a risk taker, Mrs. P. 🙂

  3. February 14th, 2017 at 9:20 pm       STACEY MULHOLLAND Says:

    I use Google+ for my BrainPop Educators group. Very helpful

  4. February 15th, 2017 at 5:32 am       lsanderson Says:

    That’s great, Stacey. I bet a lot of groups of all kinds of topics use the service since it’s so easy to connect and share. Do you know if it’s endorsed by BrainPOP?

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