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The Google+ Guide For Educators

The Google+ Guide For Educators
Home » Education, Social Media Written by Grace2 August 2011 Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+. All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) Here's my Google+ Guide for Educators: So what do you think about Google+? Share this post with your friends and colleagues:

How to Migrate from Facebook to Google+ If you have a lot of time and information invested in Facebook, it’s not easy moving to a new social network. Here are a few tips on moving your information from your Facebook account to your shiny new Google+ account. Moving social networks isn’t the easiest thing to do, but luckily there are a few tools we can use to migrate pictures, videos, and friends. Wall posts and messages don’t make sense to migrate between networks so we are going to leave those out. Export Facebook Information Start by downloading all of your Facebook information. On the settings tab click “learn more” next to “download your information.” Enter your password and click continue; you will be sent an email once your download is ready. Once you receive the email, click the link to download a zip of all of your files. Extract the files and open the index.html file to verify all your information is there. Import Photos Google+ uses Picasa web albums to share pictures. Share Your Photos on Google+ Import Your Videos

Google+ Building (or Re-Building) your PLN Twitter just became 5 years old and many of us can remember the first time: we heard of twitter… the first time we experienced powerful collaboration on twitter… some of us can even remember our first tweet (not me, though I can imagine it was something like: “I just don’t understand this…” So, for many it feels like a shock when after 5 years, thousands of tweets, hours of growing and grooming our personal learning network we look at Google+ and say, “I just don’t understand this…” or “Struggling to understand how this is going to fit in…” or “It just doesn’t do what Facebook or twitter does… or doesn’t do it as WELL…” Here are some other things that we are struggling with: “I have “spoken” with a person for years on twitter… but I only know them by his or her handle… – We are shocked that someone we really know so well: children, ailments, dreams, hopes, personal challenges… and we don’t even know his or her name. If you are feeling this way, know that you are not alone.

5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the students in our school received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy getting students and teachers up and running with the new tools, then discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning. Here are some of the favorites. Collaborative Writing Sharing and commenting provide students with opportunities to receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers in the 24/7 classroom. In Box One of the challenges of using Google Docs with a class full of students is in managing all those Google Docs. Collaborative Brainstorming The features available in the drawing component of Google Docs are well-suited for online, collaborative brainstorming sessions that provide students with opportunities to work together to develop ideas. Self-Grading Quiz A Virtual Copy Machine

Google+: The Complete Guide Using Google+? Add Mashable to your circles. You'll get the latest about new Google+ features and tips and tricks for using the platform as well as top social media and technology news. Guide updated January 18, 2012 Google+: It's the hot social network on the block. Google+, however, isn't the easiest thing to understand. A recent change new and old Google+ users should take note of is Search Across Your World launched on Jan. 10, 2012. Now Google can pull search results from your Google+ friends and material from other Google+ users whom you don't follow who have related content labeled public. We will continuously update this guide as new initiatives such as the Search Across Your World are started, further integrating Google+ into the Google ecosystem. We decided to dig into every aspect of Google+, from Hangouts to Circles, from Google+ Pages to what's next for Google's social network. So, without further ado, here is Mashable's complete guide to Google+: What Is Google+? Profile Photos

50 Little-Known Ways Google Docs Can Help In Education 5 Ways To Be A Better Public Speaker 7.16K Views 0 Likes If you've been asked to speak at a conference or host a seminar, you may be shaking in your boots. My 10 Favorite Learnist Boards Of The Year 2.66K Views 0 Likes I wanted to take a moment and share my favorite Learnist boards from the past year. Productivity Tips - Google Apps for the iPad Productivity Tips To increase efficiency, it helps to add any commonly-accessed websites, such as the Google eBookstore or Google Docs, to the home screen as a bookmark. This allows the shortcut to show up as an app icon, taking users directly where they need to go. In addition, many third-party apps and software are available to maximize productivity and make tasks simpler for you and your students. iFiles With iFiles, users can save their Google Apps accounts in a list, locking it behind a password. Printopia 2 for Mac If you have a Mac, use Printopia for submitting work. (Be sure to confirm compatibility with your district's network. Flipboard Flipboard is great for Google Reader!

Facebook for Education Facebook para Educadores 3 Introdução ao Facebook para Educadores A proliferação de tecnologias digitais, sociais e móveis criou uma culturaem que a juventude participa mais da criação e do compartilhamentode conteúdo, mudando profundamente a maneira como os alunosse comunicam, interagem e aprendem. Em muitos casos, os alunospassam a mesma quantidade de tempo (ou mais) on-line em umambiente de aprendizagem informal interagindo com colegas erecebendo comentários do que passam com seus professores na sala deaula tradicional.Educadores do mundo todo estão percebendo os benefícios positivos darede social na aprendizagem dos alunos e estão elaborando maneirasde integrá-la em seu currículo nacional. Transformando a Educação Americana: Aprendizagem Promovida pelaTecnologia , o Ministério da Educação dos Estados Unidos aconselha “aplicar as tecnologias avançadas usadas em nossas vidas pessoal e profissional diariamente a todo o nosso sistema educacional para melhorar a aprendizagem dos alunos”

Google's 80/20 Principle Adopted at New Jersey School Like most schools, teachers at New Milford High School spend time on duty at lunch, in the halls and at in-school suspension rooms. But this year, the 55 teachers from this New Jersey school didn't have to do these duties for two or three 48-minute periods a week. And only one teacher had these duties at a time instead of two. This simple policy change enables what's been called the 80/20 principle, a theory practiced by Google that employees who spend 20 percent of their time on company-related projects that interest them will work better. In similar fashion, New Milford teachers now have more time to follow their work-related passions, Principal Eric Sheninger said. "We really want teachers to be innovative and creative," Sheninger said. Math teacher Kanchan Chellani spends her time researching and putting concepts into practice in the classroom. She finds videos on the secure social learning network Edmodo that lay the foundation for a math concept.

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