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.
1- Head over to your Google Plus
2- Private or Public
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
3- Name your community
4- Pick a photo for your communityClick on " pick a photo " as is shown in the screenshot below and download your photo
5- Write a taglineType in some descriptive words to tag you community
6- Write a descriptionWrite a description about your community. Let others know what it is that you talk about in this community and invite them to share and join in the conversation
7- Add categories
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
8- Invite people
9- Start a hangout
10- Create an event