We have used them so that :-
- Everyone can see everyone else's work so we can all benefit from the support and direction of the whole group
- The work can be organised into categories down the left hand side and easily found
- I can share examples with the students as they need them, so they are immediate to their needs and not having to be found on a static site.
- I can record skills sessions and share them so the students have access to rewindable learning whenever they want / need it
I decided for this group, to change the whole Year 10 course and give them access to a Level 1 DVC project. I hope that this gives them a better understanding of what they would be expected to do if they choose DVC as one of their Level 1 options. As this is a Level 1 standard project, I felt that the added support that a Google Plus Community can give to a class would be a good step.
Here is a link to the community - it is set so that it can be viewed by anyone.
If you want some Google Plus help, check out the How To's here...
Here is a screen cast showing how we use it.