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Okay – my post fever brain is on fire right now. That actually doesn’t make any sense, but I am going to go with it. Basically, I am stir crazy and bored from being in bed for three days. Although, I don’t have enough energy to get out.

So instead…

I need some practice with a few of my Google skills and was hoping you all could help me out.

So I started by creating us a Google+ community for our cohort. This is a tool that I would really like to use this school year. It would be used as a place for teachers to post and look at as often or as little as they would like, rather than receiving multiple emails. I was hoping to start small with our group first, then introduce it to my school later. If you want to join me that would be great! Here is the link.

I read this article called A Beginner’s Guide to Google+ Communities and it was really helpful on explaining everything that is possible.

Once I made the Google+ community I realized that we didn’t have a cool team name or anything. I know we are technically “Cohort 8” but I thought “Troop Octo” made us sound a little more intense.

Like it? Hate it? Let me know! We’re a team we need to make this decision together.

So, in our Google+ community, we need a photo. Since we aren’t likely to all be in the same place at the same time, at any point soon, I decided to create us a logo. Have you used Canva before? It’s amazing! I just found out about it this year and have only done two projects on it, but I am fan. I created a party invitation for our end of the year school party and also created a brochure for my friend who has a trekking company. There are many free features, but also you can get a free 30-day PRO trial.

TROOP OCTO

So here is the link to access what I have created so far. I have opened the sharing permissions (I think), so that you all can collaborate on the project with me.

Last but not least, I am interested in Ryan’s suggestion to do a Google Hangout. It would be nice to meet the friendly faces behind all of these blog posts that I am reading. I am more than happy to set that up! Please leave a comment below and I will get back to everyone that is interested.

Happy Tuesday!