Google+ is an excellent resource for education, educators and students. It allows for communication, collaboration, sharing and so much more.
Some of the ideas from the article that I think K12 can also use include online meetings, online help sessions with students, increased and improved communication among staff, faculty, admin, students, and parents, student feedback, extracurricular activity communication and collaboration, class conversations, posting of student materials and resources.
Check out the article and see some great ideas for using Google+ in Education.
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