Introduction to the Beehive


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  • Post these objectives in the room
  • Give the class more time to explore the site and share how the site has impacted peoples lives.
  • Discuss these questions and how the beehive can help.
  • Take the time to go through the site. Point out where they will see their name when they register. When you are explaining this section, make sure you have the website up in some way. If a projector set up is not possible, just encourage your students to go ahead and click through the site on their own computers.
  • Top Bar- Page Header- this bar is repeated on every page, giving you the option to change your location, switch from English to Spanish (Espanol), see the current weather in Atlanta, search the page, log in or out, and visit “my page” which allows you to participate in discussions and edit your account information. Primary Links (2 nd top bar) – Here’s where you can access information about the five critical areas – Money, Health, School, Jobs, and Housing. Click on any topic to go to get important information in these areas. Left hand side- This bar contains links to information relevant to the page. Because this is the Atlanta Beehive home page, this section shows Atlanta relevant news and links. On other pages (e.g. the Money Page) this area shows a list of links to tools and topics available in the section (Money). Right Hand Side: Secondary Links – Here’s where you can access information about other exciting features. On the home page this area shows most visited websites and editors picks, but on section pages it also has links to social media related to the page topics.
  • SAY: Once you explain this to your class, stop and survey the class to see how many do not have email addresses. If everyone has an email, you may want to skip the next section. However, if a few people do not, then do the next section, emphasizing that those that do should listen to the next section so that they can teach others in their community how to set up an email.
  • Encourage participants to write down their email addresses and passwords in internet support card. Team up those that have a yahoo addresses with those that don’t, and allow class members to help each other get an account. Let class members send short emails to each other.
  • Have each of the participants send you an email. Now you have their email addresses. This is a great way to keep up with your classes. You can make folders with the date of each class so you can remember where the email address came from and send out mass emails.
  • Now that you have taught the class how to set up a yahoo email address, and everyone has an address, you can teach the class how to customize their My Page on the beehive.
  • Note: If you are doing a live set up, ask for a volunteer to set up their account using your computer hooked up to the projector.
  • Click on the health tab. 1. In this section: On the left-hand side of the screen there is a list of hyperlinks to all of the tools and topics in the “Health E-Checkup” section. Click on any of these links to get redirected to those pages. 2. Center: This is the content you just clicked on “Health E-Checkup” to see. It summarizes the content and invites you to read more: Just click on any of the blue read more links. This content changes periodically to reflect national events and news, such as World AIDS day, and new information about what age women should start getting regular mammograms, as you see here. 3. Right Hand Side: This side bar contains a series of useful boxes including: Toolbox: this has real tools to help you related to the major topic of Health (in this example). For example, the BMI calculator will help you determine if you have a healthy weight, the “how medicine affects your body” is an interactive diagram of the body with information on the organs affected by medicine. Join in! This section has areas where you can participate in discussions about the Health topics on the page. Because you have already created a profile on My Beehive, when you click on a link such as “vent about my healthcare bill” you will be able to post a reply by clicking on the discussion thread. You can monitor all your discussion activity by visiting My Beehive and clicking on the View tab. Local Resources. This is a really great feature of the beehive which provides you with real local resources related to the topics on the page. In this case there are 82 resources related to Health Care-information. Click on the link to get a list of resources close to your zip code, serving your area, or national. If you would like to get resources for another location, simply type in a new zip code.
  • If the resources you get are not local, try typing in a new zip code. Click on Resource locator home to get a list of topics that you can find local information on.
  • Use the questions from the beechallenge to start a short discussion, particularly on the first question.
  • Introduction to the Beehive

    1. 1. How to use our site
    2. 2. <ul><li>This slideshow will tell you: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who produces the beehive and why. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>At least three important ways you can use the beehive to help yourself. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to set up a My Beehive account. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to use The Beehive to get local resources. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The Beehive is made and maintained by One Economy Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>One Economy is a Global Nonprofit Organization </li></ul><ul><li>There are native language Beehives in South Africa, Israel, Jordan, </li></ul><ul><li>Turkey, Ethiopia, </li></ul><ul><li>Rwanda, Kenya, </li></ul><ul><li>Cameroon </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Our Mission is to maximize the potential of </li></ul><ul><li>technology to help underserved </li></ul><ul><li>communities improve their lives and enter the </li></ul><ul><li>economic mainstream through:    </li></ul><ul><li>A ffordable broadband in low income housing. </li></ul><ul><li>A ccess: Provide public-purpose media properties online (Like the Beehive). </li></ul><ul><li>A doption: Employs youth to train their community members to use technology. </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>350,000 people have learned about Medicaid </li></ul><ul><li>Over 80,000 people have learned about how to achieve their GED </li></ul><ul><li>500,000 people have learned about filing for unemployment benefits </li></ul><ul><li>235,000 people have learned about creating a family budget </li></ul><ul><li>$1.8 million in tax refunds was returned to Beehive Users </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>Rate your effectiveness in each of the following areas: </li></ul><ul><li>I have a good understanding of my money management. True/False </li></ul><ul><li>I can diagnose most illnesses, and am knowledgeable of the health providers in my community. True/False </li></ul><ul><li>I know how the Internet can help students in the preparation of homework assignments and research projects. True /False </li></ul><ul><li>I know how to write an effective resume and cover letter. True /False </li></ul><ul><li>I am aware of what makes a good child care provider. True /False </li></ul><ul><li>If you answered false to any of these questions…. </li></ul><ul><li>The Beehive can help YOU! </li></ul>
    7. 9. <ul><li>Hyperlinks: underlined , take you to a new page </li></ul>
    8. 10. <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Yahoo! Mail on the left hand side of the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Under “Don’t have a yahoo ID?” click on Sign Up </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out the personal information in the first set of boxes </li></ul><ul><li>Choose an email name (i.e. jdoe or jane1978 –not too long or embarrassing) </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a password you can remember but is not too easy to figure out. It needs to be 6 characters long. The bar near password strength should be more than halfway filled. If it is not, add a number or two to your password. </li></ul>
    9. 11. <ul><li>Write down your user name and password </li></ul><ul><li>Choose a security question from the drop down list </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your answer </li></ul><ul><li>Read the letter combination and type it in the space provided </li></ul><ul><li>Print out the terms and conditions and read them carefully. Check the box that you agree to the terms and conditions. </li></ul><ul><li>Click on create my account </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Great, now you have an account! </li></ul>
    10. 12. <ul><li>Go to and click on the Yahoo! mail link. </li></ul><ul><li>Type in your user name and password, and you’ll be brought to your mailbox. Your new mail will appear in the center. </li></ul><ul><li>To compose an email, click on Write Mail on the Right Side of the page </li></ul>
    11. 13. <ul><ul><li>Click on the Sign in or Register link on the upper right hand corner of the screen. If you’ve already registered and signed in, the link will be called “My Beehive” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the User Login box that pops up, click on the Create new account link </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your user name: what you want the website to call you i.e. your first name, nickname, or screen name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your email address. Re-enter it on the line below for confirmation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a password that you can remember but is hard for someone else to figure out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-enter your password </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your first name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enter your last name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the math problem and enter the response in the box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click Create New Account –an email will be sent to you </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. <ul><li>Check your email and open the Welcome to the Beehive! Email from [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Click on the link that says: </li></ul><ul><li>Login using your new user name and password </li></ul><ul><li>You’re all set! Next time you can simply click on login in the upper right hand corner of the webpage and enter your user name and password. </li></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>Click on the My Beehive link in the upper right hand corner of the page. </li></ul><ul><li>There are two tabs there, one that says view, and one that says edit. Click on the Edit tab. </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to where you can see a section that says Beehive. In the drop down box, select your city. This will be your default home page when you sign in. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Language, select the language you would like to view the beehive in. Click the circle beside the language you want to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Under Time zone, click the Time zone that shows your current time. </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Save button </li></ul>
    14. 16. Act : Do something, get involved, get local resources Learn : Main content area Find : All the resources in the section
    15. 17. <ul><li>Click on Health </li></ul><ul><li>Paying for Healthcare </li></ul><ul><li>Scroll down to local resources and click on Health information </li></ul>
    16. 18. <ul><li>Now that you have some initial information about the Beehive, reflect on the following questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What areas of the Beehive are going to be most important to me? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>What is going to be my primary Beehive language? </li></ul><ul><li>How is email going to be used in my everyday life? </li></ul>
    17. 19. <ul><li>Thanks for taking the tour! </li></ul><ul><li>To organize beehive trainings in your area contact: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>