The Connected Classroom: Using Google+ and Google Drive as teaching tools for journalism education

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Andrew Matranga slides for Journalism Interactive 2014 at the University of Maryland - College Park, Philip Merrill College of Journalism. The seven-minute presentation touched on using Google+ and Google Drive as digital supplements for online and visual journalism education.

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  • 1. Google Plus In the classroom As the classroom +AndrewMatranga University of Denver | @media_filmatdu

2. Overview 1. Why Google Plus? 2. G+ By the Numbers 3. Building the Community Page 4. In the Classroom 5. As the Classroom 6. Work in Progress 3. Why Google Plus? Because no one is there! Google is the Internet Not BlackBoard Mobile Communication Platform Social SEO Personal brand 4. G+ By the Numbers In year three, over 1 billion Google+ enabled accounts 359 million monthly active users Google+ is growing at 33% per annum The 45 to 54 year old bracket increased its usage on Google+ by 56% since 2012 YouTube: Worlds second largest search engine 5. Building the Community Page Structure Schedule Links Resources Categories Discussion The goal? Participation! 6. In the Classroom: From News to Drive to Blogger Keep 7. As the Classroom: Hangouts Hangout on Air with Matt Villano Private office hours and meetings 8. Changes for spring quarter of 2014 Integrate Google Calendars Quantify engagement for evaluation Employ Forms for quizzes and tests How to evolve the project? Q&A Thanks! andrew.matranga@du.edu @AndrewMatranga Work In Progress