Google Plus is overlooked by many educators when compared to Twitter and other social media, but it’s really worth looking at; particularly (in my opinion) if you are a Google Apps for Education school, but equally if you are not.
It has lots of great features like Hangouts, Communities and Collections which make it a great place for professional learning and personal professional development – far more in fact than Twitter. All you need is a Google account to get started.
You can post and share just like you can on Twitter but with more characters and more opportunities for extended discussions.
In Communities you can curate discussions and topics around a theme as you would like it (if you make your own) or how it has been set up for you. They can be set to private too and are a great location for schools to share in teaching and learning communities.
I could go on for a long time about how great Google+ is, but why not check it out for yourself – and if you have already and didn’t persevere, why not go back and try again. Trust me, it’s great.
As with the other crib sheets, if you think I’ve missed something that could / should be added, please let me know in the comments.
I hope you find it useful!