EncourageEducation.org is in the midst of an evolution.
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For those well established in this Ethernet Establishment. . . .
If you attempt to type in a user name and password before you have actually established yourself as a user, you will receive a message stating that your user name or password are invalid.
Once you move the mouse over "Invited Guests; Account Creation" and then press down you will be directed to a new page. There you can begin the process that allows you to be an active participant at EncourageEducation.org.
On this folio, you will find two fields, a place for your preferred user name and another for your electronic mail address. You will be asked to type each of these in and confirm them.
At this point, you may register with a name that reveals your identity of you may use a moniker. The decision is yours!
After you complete this form, please click ok. Within moments, an electronic communiqué will be sent to the email account you provided.
Journey to your electronic mail account and there you can retrieve an encrypted, temporary code. This is your password, necessary for logging in to empathyeducates.org.
After your first login, you may change this code. Please follow the directions offered. The link for these directions is located just below the main menu; it is titled "Personalize Password," or simply click on these words here.
Return to the front page at EncourageEducation.org and you will be able to login. Keyboard in your User Name and Password. Assuming you do this correctly the visual presentation will change again. You will notice that now, on the far right side you have a Menu of items. The third one down will be a link to your own page! Your folio will offer many more options. I will discuss these later. In fact, some instructions for these are featured in "Personalize Password."
Now you are ready to write. You may compose a comment on the "diaries" of others or you can "post" your own "diary." A "diary" might be defined as a journal entry, an article, essay, treatise, a chronicle, or a record. Whatever you choose to call it, this is your opportunity to pen your lesson plans, you're pondering, and your proposal. A diary extends an invitation to express your self. It also affords others a chance to communicate with you. They may add their "comments" to your "post."
Comments express a reaction, a thought, a reflection, and a realization. They are a means for conversation, or as is stated in cyberspace language, comments allow us to "chat."
Thus by creating a diary and sharing your lesson plans, book usage, questions and challenges you will accomplish our joint goal of creating a learning community. You can also share what works well for you along with photographs of your classroom and school events. Please refer to Posting a Photograph" for guidelines.
To inscribe your instructional philosophies or practices, please turn to the far right column on the front page. At the top, you will see a box titled "Menu." Within that box and just below the link for your page, you will observe the words, "New Diary." Choose that option and another page will be presented.
You may notice a place for a title. Place the title of your prose or poem there. You may wish to word process all that you compose before you begin. Copy and paste is preferable, for if there is any snafu in the electronic universe, what you write will be lost. Word Process and save often!!
In the world of technology, you may realize the pace is fast. People tend to be impatient. They want to know what you are intending to say quickly. Then they will decide if they wish to read more.
Thus, there is a place to present a short introduction to your thoughts. This box is titled "Main Text." If your writing is short, this small space may be sufficient. Please remember you are asking readers to taste your delicacy. The Main Text is a taste of what is to come.
You may notice that there is a space for "tags." These are important. They help users to search for only what they wish to read! They also provide you, the writer, with a means for stating "I am writing on this subject."
You may wish to take time to peruse the far left side of the front page at EncourageEducation.org. There you will get a glimpse of a box titled "Subjects." If you ask, I can add to these. Thus far, we have Catapult Celebrates, Catapult Classrooms, Catapult Conversations, and Challenges. Successes., Daily Distress, Education News, Educational Ethics, Fish in My Classroom, FISH! Philosophy, Income Influences, Lesson Layouts, Mastering Math, Open Thread, Parents, Question, Reading Readiness, Reflections, Summer Conference, and Tests.
Additionally, for your pleasure, we created a place just for Catapult Learning Lesson Plans. Actually there are two distinct areas to access these topics. K-2 Reading, K-2 Math, 3-5 Reading, 3-5 Math, Middle School Reading, Middle School Math, High School Reading, and High School Math can be found under the "Subject" menu on the far right side of the front page. These links are also located in a separate section on the far left. Under the Blog Roll menu, you will see a subdivision devote exclusively to Lesson Plans. Please visit either area with ease.
The numbers next to the Subject titles document how many diaries on this topic are offered at our site, EncourageEducation.org.
When you submit your journal writing you will be presented with a choice. What subject do you think best represents your message? The area you choose will determine where your treatise can be placed. Please remember, your fellow associates are looking for a lesson, a chat, a reflection, or . . .
As you write your chronicle entry, you will be asked to offer tags as well as select an overall final subject placement. There you can broaden your outreach. You may think your study discusses more that one topic. Please list those, in short, in the "tag" line.
You will also be able to extend your presentation beyond the paragraph or two in the Main Text. The Extended Text box is where you will place the body of your work.
You may "Preview" your work before the final submission. This is wise! One never knows what will be unless you look first. Please Preview and plan ahead!
Below all of your verbiage, you will see a "drop down" menu titled "Select." This is the place where you choose; what discipline best describes my message! The "Subject" "tags" are located here! Choose well. Your Catapult colleagues are seeking your wisdom.
While reading, you will notice a title, "There's More" place neatly below an introductory text. To review the rest of an article, "diary," "post," or essay, a mouse click on those words will open a new window. Then the missive can be read in its entirety.
Submitting a comment is very similar in scope. When you wish to offer an observation on another person's post, lesson plan, book sharing, thoughts about what works and /or questions, merely click "Post A Comment" and a dialogue box will be presented. It is virtually identical to the ones used for writing a missive. The same principles apply.
Please, if you have any questions or concerns, as and you shall receive assistance from one of your colleagues or me. CalatpultConnects.org is a working community. We are here to help each other, to learn from and with our associates. We care; we share. We grow greater together. Through our learning we glow!!