Google is the latest to throw their hat in the social media ring with Google+, a site that achieved 2o million users in just 24 days. That’s a mere 1,128 fewer days than Facebook. Of course, Google+ has many classroom applications either ready to use or soon to be available.
The video below sort of explains why this new tool is so important.
The EdTech blogosphere is all abuzz over Google+. Of course, Larry Ferlazzo already has a working list of Google+ resources you can access. Some are looking toward what Google+ can teach us about education reform. However, there are still many concerns over potential privacy disasters to be aware of when dealing with a social media tool. That said, there are still a large number of educators taking advantage of this new and exciting tool.
What do you think of Google+? Are you using it yet? Do you see possible classroom applications that you haven’t seen with other social media tools?
Zac Early is an instructional specialist for the eMINTS National Center as well as an early adopter of Google+.