Young slideshow unit 5

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This is a slide show introducing my Dual Enrollment English course to my students.

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Young slideshow unit 5

  1. 1. “ How I Learned to Get Around the Blackboard Site So I Could Actually Do the Work”
  2. 2. My name is Ellen Young and I will be your instructor for Dual Enrollment English this semester. As you can see, I am pretty excited about it…
  3. 3.  12th grade Dual Enrollment students will be able to successfully negotiate essential usage areas of class Blackboard site  Student will be able to successfully post a thread to Discussion Board and reply to other student threads  Student will be able to respond to assignments via the Assignment section of the Blackboard  Student will be able to post assignments with proper naming formant in proper area of Blackboard site  Student will be able to successfully send e-mail to instructor using the Blackboard site.  Student will be able to post and respond to threads through the GROUPS area of the Blackboard site
  4. 4. And even if you start it five days ahead of time, there will be problems. Good example is what I am doing right now. I spent over an hour writing up and structuring this part of your Blackboard course. And then, just when I was finished, it disappeared into cyber space. I do not have a clue why or where it went. After I spent two minutes banging my head on the computer desk, I dusted myself off and now have started all over, from scratch. Last semester when I was taking an online course, this happened frequently. I started early, and still things went awry. The only difference now is that last semester I was banging my head on the desk for ten minutes. Now I am down to two. That is only because I now am a slave to the whims of technology
  5. 5. …and start early. If you are a procrastinator, you will not be successful in this course. Deadlines have to be met. Computer failure is not an exception or excuse. Part of the learning that you will experience will not be from the curriculum...it will come from how you organize yourself, plan, and how you respond to the inevitable crisis that IS going to occur.
  6. 6. You are at the mercy of the technology gods! If it can go wrong, it will. Period. You have to expect it and plan for it. You should always have a Plan B because in an online environment, your technology problem will not be solved immediately.
  7. 7. You cannot begin this course without negotiating this Blackboard site. This version of Blackboard is different from the version that you have experienced in your high school. Therefore, you need to familiarize yourself with all of the buttons to the <-left in the course menu
  8. 8. This is the HOME PAGE and when you sign into the course, any communications that I want to make with you will be there. You cannot avoid me. I will be popping up before your eyes every time you sign in. And you need to sign in. Daily. Often. Regularly.
  9. 9. This is the book of Dual Enrollment English. All the numbers, contacts, dates, requirements and things you never thought about are here. Run off a copy of this and post it next to your computer monitor. Look at it. Read it all the way through. Read the fine print. Educate yourself. You have been warned...:)
  10. 10. Everything you need to know about me!
  11. 11. I am the QUEEN of this complex, but the Discussion Board is the BRAIN. You will need to be able to post a thread and reply to threads. Our first accomplishment will come from learning all about the Discussion Board. Please access the following link and familiarize yourself with the Discussion Board and what you need to do with it. http://ondemand.blackboard.com/r9/movies/9_ Discussions_Tour.htm
  12. 12. 1) click on the Discussion Board link to the <-left 2) Click on the LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF link. 3) Read the instructions for LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF and click on the link to the .pdf about how to embed an avatar/picture. 4) Click on CREATE A THREAD 5) Put your name in the subject line of the thread and introduce yourself in the body of the thread. This is your opportunity to create your “persona” in cyberspace and give your compadres in the class a sense of who you are. 6) Embed a picture of yourself or an avatar or something that represents who you are! 7) Hit SUBMIT 8) Respond to at least three of your classmates' introductions.
  13. 13.  Brain in a bottle http://media.photobucket.com/user/markcruiser64/media/animated%20GIFs/image004.gif.html?filters[term]=animated%20brain &filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=14  Newton Apple on computer:  http://baescomputerlab.cmswiki.wikispaces.net/  Queen at computer http://media.photobucket.com/user/Ethel911/media/Animated%20GIFs/Queen_on_computer.gif.html?filters[term]=computer%2 0animated&filters[primary]=images&filters[secondary]=videos&sort=1&o=26

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