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Week 1

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Getting to know each other and course platforms. Introductions


(Week 1: Jan 10 - 17, 2016)










Ayat Tawel (Egypt),  Jose Antonio da Silva  (Brazil), Marijana Smolcec (Croatia),  Sneza Filipovic (Serbia), Marcia Lima (Brazil)







By the end of this week you will have


  • introduced yourself to the group
  • added your profile to the session wiki
  • done the ice breaker activity in our G+Community 
  • become familiar with the features of our G+Community and  wiki 
  • commented on the readings using the G+ Community
  • create a Credly account to receive a weekly badge 






LISTEN AND WATCH OUR OVERVIEW (the YouTube video below will  give you a summary of what we will be doing this week). 







Task 1. Read the Getting Started page and explore the wiki


Task 2. Join our Google+Community and do a little icebreaking activity. Check this tutorial on how to post to Google + Community in case you have any doubts

You can add your name and location to the map of ICT4ELT 2016 members if you want. You can find a tutorial on how to edit the map here.



Here 's a tutorial on how to add your name and location to the ICT4ELT map on ZeeMaps:



Task 3. 

Please join our wiki and post your introduction into the Participants'Profiles page.  Directions are found at the top of the page. You need to create an account with Pbworks and ask to join this wiki.
The video below guides you through how to join Pbworks. How to add your introduction and picture to the Participants page. It is very useful for newbies to wikis. 





Task 4. If you wish to receive a badge for your weekly tasks create a Credly account. By collecting all 5 weekly badges during the ICT4ELT  session you will receive the Certificate of Participation. Once you create your Credly account please fill in this form so we can easily find you on Credly. 


Task 5. Read this week readings  (at the bottom of this page) and post comments on the readings to the G+ Community.


Week One live session Sunday 16:00GMT




Tools to explore

  • Our Wiki (Here's a useful tutorial to get you started); you can check another guide here.
  • Google+ Community





I have....

  • read the Getting Started Page and explored our wiki
  • joined the G+Community  and done the ice breaking activity
  • joined pbworks and posted my intro and picture to the Participants Page 
  • commented on the readings  in G+Community (see readings on the bottom of this page). 
  • explored these tools: the wiki, G+ Community



Suggested readings for further information

  • Hints for Learning Online. Learning on-line is a new experience for all of us; however, it is a way of learning that will increase in the future, as more institutions and organizations use the Internet for distance education.       Does being a student in an on-line environment require new strategies for maximizing your learning?              We believe it does, and we would like to share some simple tips to help you succeed as a student on the Web.
  •  Uses and Potentials of Wikis in the Classroom: An article describing how teaching and learning have changed across oral, print, and secondary-oral paradigms.  
  • Netiquette. "Netiquette" stands for "Internet Etiquette" and refers to the set of practices created over the years to make the Internet experience pleasant for everyone.
  • What makes a successful online student. Illinois Online Network (Qualities for online students).


To get a badge for this week, you need to:


  • join the G+ Community 
  • do the ice-breaking activity  
  • post introduction into participants' profile page
  • comment on any of the week 1 readings in the G+Community 


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