Blackboard Navigation Buttons Landing page Handouts and PowerPoints from various sessions Helpful tips and information MAIN discussion board External links (URLs) Change password, drop box, other tools Instructor email addresses Main Section Contains GROUP discussion board and file exchange for private groups 0
Discussion Board Etiquette Your virtual colleagues cannot see your body language so they have to create meaning only from your written word. A hurried or careless comment, although it is well-meaning and in even written in jest, can have harmful effects on the reader to whom the comment may have been directed. 0
Visit the Digital Leader 2 Blackboard site at http://gennetbb.geneseeisd.org
In your Group’s board, locate the forum titled “Session II Discussion Board Practice.”
Click on the forum title.
In the new screen, click on the thread, “Discussion Board Practice.”
Click the Reply button and create your posting.
0 Helpful hint – Remember to log out when you are finished.
Discussion Board Practice Part II 0 After you have posted a reply to the above thread, reply to the posting of a classmate. In your reply, include the web address (URL) of your school by embedding it in your school name. e.g., MI-LIFE
Locate a participant reply of interest to you and click on it to open it.
Click on the reply button.
Rename the subject (make it relevant to the content of your posting) and comment.
Include in your reply the URL for your school website, making sure you create an embedded hyperlink within your school name..
Click the Submit button.
0 Helpful hint – In the reply screen, click on the Show Parent Post button to keep the instructions visible as you respond.
Discussion Board Tools 0 Add thread (if permitted by instructor) Select certain postings to read Mark a posting as having been read Mark a posting as having been unread Search the contents of the forum
Evaluating Your Results by Analyzing the Content
Is the information helpful?
Is the information current?
Are links provided and do they work?
Are spelling and grammar correct?
Is the author identified?
http:// www.burmesemountaindog.org /
Evaluating Your Results by Researching the Owner 0 If you have concerns about a website’s authenticity, check out to see who its owner is at easyWhois http:// www.easywhois.com If you have a long URL, shorten it back to the extension.
The “Fair Use”concept, which first formally appeared in the 1976 Copyright Act, allows certain groups to use intellectual property deemed to benefit society as a whole, e.g., in schools for instructional use.
See Blackboard>Session II>More Information on Copyright and Ethical Use of the Web
Sort, filter, and subtotal Excel spreadsheet data and create charts
Use the Internet to efficiently find, evaluate and store information and to legally and ethically share information.
Develop a personal web presence by creating a Protopage start page.
Intersession Assignment 0 Read “Intersections: New Routes Open When One Type of Data Crosses Another” by Victoria Bernhardt Article is located in the Announcements in the Intersecting Data 2 course in Blackboard