Creation of groups
CREATION OF GROUPS
WHAT ARE GROUPS?
Groups are a object type internet communication tool, which allows users to be grouped together for various purposes. The main interest in this is to maintain security, by granting access rights to groups instead of individual users. Groups allow collaboration between users with a common interest. For example, a group might be formed for communications. Each group can have subscribers that maintains a group home page where subscribers communicate amongst themselves. The user creating the group is the moderator and determines who can belong to the groups. with google groups we can forman online community. Group is combination of web forum and e mailing.
Difference Between Group and Blog?
Basically in blog only user can add information and comments , there is monologue, but in group members of group can edit, create information.
What is online community?eg?
1.People that communicate interact via the internet.
eg-facebook, wikipedia,msn massenger,world of war craft.
Google groups features
1.free to use
3.good support and help
4.powerful and practical
What is the use of Groups for teachers?
1.To communicate with students ie online discussion
2.got 24 hrs access
3.provide students instruction
4.study notes and integration with others online resources
6 build co curricular groups
7. teacher to teacher groups
8. individual student goal setting and progress reports
There are many types of groups:Examples of groups are :- yahoo groups, google groups, groups vbs, focus groups, ethnic groups, animal groups, social groups, groups math.
How to Create a Google Groups:-
Google is now offering a viable alternative for email groups. Google Groups offer the ability to upload files and make pages as well as exchange emails. Google groups is easy to use, and it's free.
Steps for creating Google groups
1.Log into your Google account. This gives you access to all of Google's applications, including Google groups.
2.Select the option groups under services in the right hand column. This will take you to the Google group page.
3.Choose the "Create" button. You will find it located at the top of the right-hand column. This will take you to another page.
4.Fill in the form for the new Google group. Google will have you pick a name and email address exclusive to your group. Add a 300-character description and choose an access level.
5.Add email addresses of those you would like to invite to join your Google group. Adding a personalized message to your invite is an option as well. There is an option to skip this step and do it later.
6.Personalize your Google group. This section lets up upload files, create pages and change your settings.
7.Build your Google group. Read and follow the Terms of Service. They discuss the copyright laws and sexually explicit conduct. Anyone found violating the Terms of Service, will have his or her account terminated.
8. tutorials are available eg-
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3. Enhance cooperative learning.
Educational Implications of groups:-eg-google groups=
1. very easy to understand by school students.
2. lots of Google groups Tutorials are available for learners
3. Enhance cooperative learning.
4. Help to share different views in whole world.
5. Quick mailing and sharing ideas and conversation to get different views from different areas of world.
6. Discovered the educational value of social interaction.
7.quick sharing of feedback and motivation.
8.Help in classroom management.
9.Help teacher to provide information about syllabus, profile , vacancies , help to develop portfolio.
10. To generate discussion.