Now the Google+ has attracted the mind and imagination of every professional in all the field of life, which has facilitated them to come on a unique platform through social media.It has provided numerous features to facilitate the people, especially for educators like Hangouts, Sparks, Circle, Games, Events and many more, but mainly it has added the new feathers in educator’s cap. Through Google+ these institutes which are located at different positions can come on one plate form for educational purpose.Due to this distance learning, educators can now save their time from travelling one place to another which not only cost effective but also painstaking.
Google+’s Hangouts has not only made the educators tension-free for traveling here and there for teaching purpose rather they can conduct their lectures at different locations virtually on sitting one place. They can also use the save time others institutions to facilitate more and more students in the better way. It has given dual benefits teachers as well as institutions because they can handle thousands of students even having the limited premises. Moreover, Google+ is a unique tool that allows the educators to control ten classrooms at a same time for conducting lectures.
The main feature of this tool that classes at different locations can communicate with each other for any issue and students can also ask any kind question through mikes related to study/topic. There is also an option for listener or view that a teacher can see the student’s images in zoom mode so that educator cannot feel confusion in listening and observing the expression of student. You do not need to bother that who is speaking in classroom. However in this article, you will read important recommendations for steam-lining and improve teaching processes.
1: Do Ensure Following:
2: Creation Of Google+ Account
In the process of teaching and receiving lectures, you will find two ends, one is “transmission” and second is “reception’. A teacher who is teaching or delivering lecture is at transmission end whereas a student who is receiving lecture is at reception end. The mandatory thing to create Google+ account, you must have an account on Gmail account. You have to login your account on Gmail. On the top left you will find a link +you, where you can click and can create your own new account on Google+
3: Networking Of Google+ Accounts
When you have completed the procedures for creating account on both ends, you have to connect both sides by sending the requests from both sides so that both ends can easily detect each other.
4: Creation Of Appropriate Circles
It is important for transmission end/teacher to make the groups subject wise and add only those receptions, which are related to these circles. In the same way, reception should also make the groups according to subject and add only those circles which are related to the transmission’s circles. You are thinking that this is a tough and lengthy process, but you have to only drag the related nodes for creating circles.
5: Integration Of Different Applications With Google+ Account
As you all know that this tool is being used for mainly teaching purpose, therefore you have to install different valuable software that can help you by sharing videos, different study related photos and any type of presentation with the help of power point. You will find an option here “share your screen” through which you can share and transmit any file that is locating at your desktop.
6: Test Before Getting Started
Before getting started your communication at both end, you should conduct necessary test like you should check out the video as well as audio quality in regard of clarity. These precautionary measures will help you in making healthy and perfect connections.
7: Conduct A Trial Session
Before starting lecture on a specific topic, you should conduct a test session so that educator as well as students come on the same point and adapt the system accordingly.
8: Start Your Virtual Lecture Through Google+
When you have compiled every necessary thing, commence your lecture on relevant topic. Now Google+ has enabled you to come on a single plate form for sharing their valuable teaching methodologies as well as experience for motivate the other educators to use this valuable and easy tool for the same purpose. You can also motivate other teachers by writing an article on Virtual distance learning and can share it to other people for learning objectives.