Create a face book account and become a friend of the "Official Toledo Christian Schools Friends & Alumni" group. Then post a comment on the wall.
Creating a facebook account is easy. Just browse on over to www.facebook.com and create and account if you don't already have one. Facebook has plenty of built in help. Once your signed up you should sped time adjusting your Privacy Settings carefully.
For new users I recommend strict security settings, as you become more accustomed to facebook, you may consider adjusting these. Just remember, choose your friends carefully. Do not hesitate to ignore a friend request. Personally, I only add friends who are truly friends and not just acquaintances. But that is your choice. And never add current students to your facebook.
Here are the privacy setting that I recommend.
Under "What friends can share about you" there are more options you should consider.
After completing your set up you will now want to search for friends or groups to invite. Find them, simply by searching for their name.
Search for "Official Toledo Christian" You will find the group, then request to become a friend. After you are accepted, please make a comment on the wall.
Task 2: YouTube
To complete this option you need to create an original video and upload it to the youtube teacher channel. www.youtube.com/tcsteacher or create your own youtube channel and upload your video there. Then just send me the link to your video.
For access to upload a video use the schools account use the following information.
User name (Email): firstname.lastname@example.org
Password: TCSEagles (Case Sensitive)
If you cell phone has a built in video camera, you can also upload your video from your phone be sending the video to: email@example.com
There are plenty of online help tutorials built into YouTube or tons of tutorials on the Internet. You can find them simply by searching Goggle: "how to upload a video to youtube"
Also: Don't forget that you can narrow your search of YouTube video for educational content simple by adding /edu to the URL. http://www.youtube.com/edu
To complete this option you must create a 20-30 second original animoto video made from digital pictures of your class. You video must contain music. Upon completion, email me the URL link to your video. That's all.
See an example by Mr. Neifer
Task 4: Create a Blog
To complete this option you must create a your own blog and use it to post announcements, or as a daily journal or discussion board. You might also decide to set it up to allow students to add to it as a creative writing assignment. How you decide to use it is up to you. Once you get a blog set up, write something on your blog and email me the URL. That's all.
Here is a site with teaching tips for bogging. Teaching Tips
Here are some of the most popular bogging sites. You choose.
Task 5: Create a Wiki
Create a Wiki to collaborate with your students or fellow teachers. Perhaps make your own classroom wikipedia. Add me to as a contributor or send me a link to your wiki so that I can collaborate with you.
Here are some useful links to get you started.
Remember you must complete 2 of the 5 tasks for assignment credit.
As there are so many possibilities in using these tools, please feel free to come see me personally as you begin to plan how to use them. If you run into trouble, don't hesitate to ask. Just be sure you ask Google first.