Have you wanted to use  a social- networking platform in the classroom, but felt that with Facebook  there was no way to separate your students from your “friends”?  Then consider  Google+ which allows you to create those separate groups or “circles”. 

Ideas for use include virtual office hours or review sessions using Google+ video-chat feature that allows up to 10 people to join in a video chat.

For the complete article, go to: http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/professors-consider-classroom-uses-for-google-plus/32131?sid=wc&utm_source=wc&utm_medium=en