Friday, November 16, 2012

Google+ Now Available for Google Apps for Education

Today, I received an email from Google to notify me that Google+ is now available for Google Apps in Education.

This is something that we have been waiting for for a while since it opens up the possibility for whole new ways for teachers to collaborate and share information.

The most exciting feature is the availability of Google Hangouts and Google Hangouts on Air where live sessions can be recorded and uploaded to Youtube. This will make it easier for teams to collaborate and for us to offer scheduled PD sessions which can be archived and available on demand.

As part of the EdTech team at our school, one of our goals this year is to offer more tailored PD for teachers, by teachers. The availability of Google+ and Google Hangouts for education will make it much easier for us to achieve this goal.