TES531 – Spring 2015 Week#1

The goal of the first week is to get oriented to the course, acquainted with each other, and get set up with some of the accounts and tools we’ll be using and to start sampling from the buffet of CALL resources. Please watch the video below first.

Week#1 To Do Checklist (Please complete everything on this checklist by March 9)  See below for details and links

Week#1 Tasks (Detailed)
  • Please use Chrome (not MSIE) for these tasks.  It will make life easier.  If you don’t already have it installed, you can download it at http://google.com/chrome
  • Go to gmail.com and Create a gmail account if you don’t already have one. (this ID will be used for public posting. If you want to remain anonymous online, please choose a pseudonym – don’t use your real name as an ID).
    Please post your gmail address on the TES531 Account Info Page
  • Go to Jeff’s Google+ Page and add him  to your ‘circles’.

Create your first blog post about anything you like. To see some examples of what you can do with a ‘Blogger’ blog check out the ones below.

  • From former CALL Participants

 Humming EnglishNayoung’s EnglishJackie’s IdeaboxClaire’s English Playground,  SmartLearningUndertaker’s EnglishHappy English w/Xena

               … and others

      To experiment with your new blog, try
      – posting a photo 
      – posting a video
      – adding ‘gadgets’ to the side of your blog