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The 23 Things
Info for Schools & Participants
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Course "offspring" (the ones I know about, anyway):
Raptor Web 2.0
TCS at Play
23 Griffin Things
Course adapted with permission from
PLCMC Learning 2.0
as developed by Helene Blowers.
Thing "0" (Week 0): Get Ready!
To register for the
course, please complete "
" (outlined below) -- in which you find out about the course and sign up for Google/Gmail.
you get your Gmail address, and complete "
complete the registration form (see
TASK PART 1
You must complete
all steps below
to properly register for the course. Registration is NOW OPEN (until June 8).
There is a
course facilitation fee
of $90 per person for participants from outside of Woodward Academy). GROUPS MUST PAY TOGETHER IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. I will send an email containing payment instructions to all participants after registration closes. I accept school and personal checks as well as money orders.
On June 9, 2013
I will send an invitation (via Gmail) to each participant with instructions for joining a shared course tracking spreadsheet, and payment instructions.
You MUST remember to check your Gmail account regularly beginning JUNE 9
Onto the fun...
Welcome to K12 Learning 2.0!
Here you will find your first official course "activity," organized with an
-- a format which will quickly become familiar to you. Reading carefully is, for better or worse, a key to success in this course. You will also find lots of embedded HELP resources along the way -- placed at the point of need.
Before you get started, it's important that you read over the site
so that you understand
exactly how the course works
. The three pages everyone should read
in their entirety
- a general description of the course
- most everything you might want to know
The 23 Things
- a list of course topics which will provide links to each week's content
as it is released
¤ PLEASE NOTE:
You must complete
both the Discovery Exercises and Task
(below) in order to successfully complete "Thing 0" and register for the course.
DISCOVERY PART 1: Sign up for Gmail.
For this course, you are asked to use a Gmail account (part of Google) to sign up for all of the services you explore. Using Gmail will allow you to store all of your sign-up info in one location, use fantastic Google Apps, and keep your school email uncluttered. A Google account gives you access to all sorts of Google goodies, such as Google Drive and Google Maps, which we will explore in later weeks.
Throughout the course, we will communicate through Gmail.
So, go and sign up for a
(ONCE AGAIN: If your school email IS a Gmail (Google Apps for Education) account, please let me know in your
DISCOVERY PART 2:
install the Google Chrome web browser, and make sure you have an updated Firefox installation as well. It's important to have more than one web browser. If you are on a PC, you already have Internet Explorer and if you are on a Mac, you already have Safari. I really do want you to have three web browsers available. You can play around with tools and sites in all three to see if they work better in one or the other.
You probably also want to make sure you have installed/updated
(Flash is integrated with Chrome, but not other browsers. Be sure to UNcheck the "Free! McAfee" box).
TASK PART 1:
After completing the Discovery exercises above
complete this form
to register for the course by June 8, 2013.
On JUNE 9, 2013
, I will send you instructions for getting started with the course and making payment.
You MUST remember to check your Gmail account regularly beginning June 9.
Why is she repeating herself, you ask?
TASK PART 2:
Send an email
from your Gmail account
k12learning20 (at) gmail (dot) com
. You are writing to me, Shelley Paul. In the email, please include your
full name and school name
name of your course coach
as well any questions you have about the course. Confirm for me that you have installed Chrome and Firefox (just humor me).
‡ HELP Video:
How to access Gmail and send a message
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"