One of the social tools we’ll use in #imakesci is our Google + Community. You’ll need a Google account to access it. In addition to proving helpful in #imakesci, your Google account will give you access to useful tools like Gmail, Google Docs, calendar and more.
Sign up for a Google account
For additional support, WikiHow has this detailed, step-by-step guide that will walk you through Google Account creation.
To have access to all the daily sharing and chatter in #imakesci, you’ll need a Google + account. By joining Google’s social network, you’ll be able to access #imakesci Google + Community and also have the opportunity to create or sit in on Google Hangouts. Google is kind enough to walk you through Google + account setup here.
Google + communities are great places to share content, have discussion and make connections. This beginner’s guide from Ryan Lytle at Mashable will help you understand the basics of how Google + Communities work.
While participating in this Massive Open Online Collaboration, you will probably not want to receive a massive number of emails. Be sure to turn off the notifications to avoid receiving an email notification each time someone contributes to the community.
The Remix, Remake, Curate (#imakesci) G+ community will buzz with participant chatter daily. Post questions, create quick progress updates and share interesting web content with this MOOC. Check in often to see what everyone is up to.
Check out the community here and you’ll see the connections and interactions happening there. When you’reready to share, question and discuss, click join. We’ll see you there!
If you’ve tried using the support provided here and you still can’t find the information you need, email Stephanie West-Puckett, #imakesci liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org. She can help.