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Welcome back to our series on Google+ and social networking.  This week, we are focusing on communities in Google+. Last time, in Part II of this series we focused on social media best practices. You can view Part II of the series by clicking HERE. Part I focused on the set-up of your Google+ account and can be accessed by clicking HERE

To get started, go to: https://plus.google.com/

Once you are signed in, hover over the home button on the left side of the page.  You will see a menu like this:


Click on Communities.

Communities are a way to connect to people across the globe that have the same interest. You should see your communities across the top of the page and recommended communities to explore across the bottom. You can even create your own communities.


To view a community page, simply click on it.

To become a member of a community, click on the red join community button on the top right side of the page.


In most cases, your account will be reviewed before you are granted membership in a community.  In some communities, you may have to wait for someone to review your request.

Posts from communities you belong to will show up on your homepage and profile.

One community that I would like to spotlight is the Google Connected Classrooms community.


It is a public community of classrooms around the world that are working on ways to connect using Google. It has a lot of innovative ideas and events.

Once you have joined a community, you can also post directly to that community.


My communities are outlined in the red box above.  I can add events, videos, photos, or links to my post to the community.  This is a great way to share related information and materials to an interested audience.

I hope that you explore communities and expand your horizons!

Questions? Comments?
Please email me at: pamelabatchelor@johnston.k12.nc.us

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Google Tidbit: Using Google+ Part III: Communities

Welcome back to our series on Google+ and social networking.  This week, we are focusing on communities in Google+. Last time, in Part II of this series we focused on social media best practices. You can view Part II of the series by clicking HERE. Part I focused on the set-up of your Google+ account and can be accessed by clicking HERE

To get started, go to: https://plus.google.com/

Once you are signed in, hover over the home button on the left side of the page.  You will see a menu like this:


Click on Communities.

Communities are a way to connect to people across the globe that have the same interest. You should see your communities across the top of the page and recommended communities to explore across the bottom. You can even create your own communities.


To view a community page, simply click on it.

To become a member of a community, click on the red join community button on the top right side of the page.


In most cases, your account will be reviewed before you are granted membership in a community.  In some communities, you may have to wait for someone to review your request.

Posts from communities you belong to will show up on your homepage and profile.

One community that I would like to spotlight is the Google Connected Classrooms community.


It is a public community of classrooms around the world that are working on ways to connect using Google. It has a lot of innovative ideas and events.

Once you have joined a community, you can also post directly to that community.


My communities are outlined in the red box above.  I can add events, videos, photos, or links to my post to the community.  This is a great way to share related information and materials to an interested audience.

I hope that you explore communities and expand your horizons!

Questions? Comments?
Please email me at: pamelabatchelor@johnston.k12.nc.us

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