One of the best services Google+ provides to its users is called " communities ". Any Google Plus user can easily create and host his/her community on the cloud and in a matter of few clicks.For us in education we can use this service to create a community for our class. In this virtual space, you will get to share with your students resources, links, and also get them to participate and contribute in it. You can also create class events with dates, location, and more details and share them with your students and their parents as well. Needless to say that you can use Google Hangout right from your community to hold video conferences with your students.
Given the importance of Google+ communities , I created this step by step guide to help you get your feet wet and start leveraging the power of this awesome service in your classroom. If you want to have a look at how a community look like and possibly join the community I created for Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Click HERE.
Now choose whether you want your community to be private ( only members you invite can join ) or public.
If you set it for public , make sure to select the permission setting : no one can join or yes a moderator needs to approve
Once you are done with your editing click on done. You can always re-edit your community features at any time you want by clicking on the action menu an selecting edit