Getting Started with eChalkeChalk Day 1 Series 1 eChalk Session 1
FOCUSING QUESTIONS • After you read this, share with a neighbor… • One way you think a school Web site can help you DO THINGS BETTER. • One way you think a school Web site can help you DO BETTER THINGS. • Be prepared to share what you learn when asked to do so.
Framing The Session • First Time Log In to Activate Account • Create a personal profile. • Learn and use the basic email and personal account features of eChalk.
Let’s Go! • 1st Time Login ACCEPTuser policy CREATEnew password COMPLETEyour Profile 1 2 3
Teaching What is an eChalk Profile? • An eChalk profile page is a personal Web page provided for each faculty & staff member in your school. • Enter a short biography and/or personal message in your profile to share with parents and your school community
Teaching • You can customize many aspects of your eChalk email account including auto-delete settings, auto-forwarding, a message signature, and auto-reply options. MY EMAIL > Options
Teaching My Account > Files • The My Account>Files area is your online file storage space or, “digital locker.” It allows you to store application files, such as Microsoft Word documents, spreadsheets, or PowerPoint presentations. You can access your files from any computer that is connected to the Internet.
Teaching My Account > Bookmarks • Have a favorite Website? Store that Website’s address (or “URL”) in eChalk. Your My Account>Bookmarks area allows you to keep those links in one place that you can access from any computer with access to the Internet
Guided Practice • The eChalk Scavenger Hunt. MY EMAIL MY ACCOUNT MY SCHOOL
Getting Started • Who is Torrance Robinson? • Where can you find a description of your school’s eChalk email security policy? • What button tab sequence on the left toolbar would you select to view a copy of any email that has been sent from your account?Which button tab sequence would you select to be able to automatically forward on all eChalk email messages to another email address? • How many MBs of personal file storage space are yhou allotted? • Where can you download eChalk reference materials?
Work Time • Complete your short biography and/or personal message in your profile. • Customize your eChalk email account. • Utilize your file storage space by uploading your application files to My Account > Files. • Store your Website’s address (or “URL”) in eChalk. Your My Account > Bookmarks.
Share • Let’s share our profile, bookmarks, and display files that you have uploaded to My Account > Files.
Explore & Learn… eChalk Academy www.learn2echalk.com eChalk Seaport School District www.echalksd.com
Explore & Learn… • 8 minutes to visit one or more school sites • What did you find? • What did you learn about the school you visited? • Discuss with a neighbor: How are these schools using their web sites? Why? For who?
For more information • eChalk • Megan White, NYC Account Coordinator • firstname.lastname@example.org / (646) 723-3418 • eChalk Support • email@example.com / (800) 499-2741