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Almost all areas of the site are open to guests. However, you will need to register if you want to participate or download materials shared on the site on the site. This includes; downloading community resources, posting comments, joining a conversation, rating resources and lesson plans, and creating groups.
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- To customize the advertising and content you see
- To determine how well each page performs based on aggregate user demographics and traffic patterns. This helps us build a better service for you
- Please note that you can adjust your privacy settings on the "Edit Profile" link on your profiles page.
You can request a reminder of your username and/or password by clicking on the "forgot" link in the header, next to "Password". Enter the email address assigned to your account and click "E-mail new password".This will send an email containing both your username and a one-time login link that will reset your password. Once you are logged in you will be taken to your account settings page where you should input a new password into the password and password confirmation fields.
If you still require assistance please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can either change your profile picture to an image that is uploaded to your computer or you can choose from one of 8 avatars (a generic teacher graphic) that the Education World community provides. To change your profile picture, go to your profile page and under your profile picture click on "edit photo" to upload an image, or "choose avatar" to pick out an image.
Click on the "edit profile" link on your profile page (underneath your profile picture). This is where you can choose to unpublish many of the information fields associated with your account by un-checking the "display publically" box next to each field.
To update your account settings, click on the "Account Settings" link above "My Tools" in the left sidebar. This is where you can update your account information such as your email address and password. It is also where you can adjust email notifications from the community.
To find friends, click on the "Educators" link in the main navigation. Once there you can search for people you may know by name, location and school. You can request to add a user as a friend by going to their profile page and clicking the "add user as friend" below their profile picture. Once a user confirms you as a friend, their username will appear in the "Friends" box on your profile page.
Each time you are log in to the community, you will be notified if you have a pending friend request through a yellow bar at the top of the page. You can also check pending friend requests by clicking on the "Pending Requests" link below your profile picture.
To send a user a private message, click on the "Message Me" link on their profile page. You can also send a message by clicking on the "Compose" link under the Message drop-down under "My Tools". In the "To" field, write the username(s) of the person you want to send the message to.
To remove a friend, navigate to that user's profile page. Click on the "remove friend" link under the user's profile picture.
The groups that you belong to are listed under the "My Groups" area on your profile page. You can also access them through the "Groups" link listed under "My Tools".
Public groups are visible to all users and guests of the community. Any user can join a public group. Private groups are only visible to the members of that group. In order to join a private group, the administrator of that group must approve your membership.
To join a public group, navigate to the group and click on the "Join this Group" button. You will automatically become a member of that group. To join a private group, navigate to the group and click on the "Request to Join this Group" button.
Navigate to the main Groups page by clicking on the "Groups" link in the main navigation. Next, click on the "Create New Group" link. You will be prompted to fill out basic information about your group, including whether the group should be public or private.
Resource and Lesson Plan Questions
A resource is any file that you choose to upload to the community including printables, worksheets, powerpoints, templates and quizzes. A lesson plan are those lesson plans that you add to the community using our Education World lesson plan template.
To share a resource, click on the "Upload New Files" link on your profile page. Give your resource a title, short description, check all of the grade levels and subjects that your resource applies to and choose the type of media that you are uploading. Next, under "Upload Resource", browse your computer for the file you wish to upload. Click the "Upload button" and then "Save". You have now shared your resource with the community.
To share a lesson plan, click on the "Create a Lesson Plan" link your profile page. Give your lesson plan a title, check all of the subjects and grade levels that your lesson plan applies to and fill out each text box with the appropriate information. Click "Save" to publish your lesson plan on the community.
You can access your shared resources and lesson plans from both the "My Tools" area in the left sidebar and from the right side of your profile page.
To search for resources and lesson plans, click on the "advanced search" link next to the search bar. Now you can check off the resource/lesson plan criteria you wish to search for. You can also do a simple keyword by typing your query into the search bar.
Resources and lesson plans are rateable by all users of the community. In the right corner of all resources and lesson plans you will see five stars. Ratings go from left to right, so to give a file a 1 star rating, click on the left-most star. To give a file a 5 star rating, click on the star furthest to the right. Once you have rated a resource/lesson plan you will not be able to rate it again. You cannot rate your own resources/lesson plans.
To share a video on the community, click "Create Video" from the Video Wall tab. Give your video a title. If you are embedding a video from a site such as YouTube or TeacherTube, paste the URL of the video into the "Embed Video" box. If you are uploading a video from your computer, click the "browse" button and upload the video from your computer. Click "Save".
Click on the "Blogs" tab and click the "Click here to create your blog entry" button. Give your blog a title and type your blog entry into the textbox titled "Body". Click "Save".
Use the icons above the blog text box to apply formatting and images to your blog. The "B" icon will apply bold formatting, "I" will italicize, the clipboard icon allows you to maintain formatting from Microsoft Word, "A" allows you to change your font color, the drop-down box allows you to change your font-face, the globe icon allows you to assign a link to text and the image icon allows you to insert an image into your blog.
The Education World community forums are an online discussion board where users can hold conversations in the form of posted messages related to education.
To create a new forum topic, click on the appropriate forum category. Next, click on the "Post new Forum topic" link. Give your topic a title and type your post into the text box. Click "Save".
To add a response to a forum discussion, click on the "reply" button at the bottom of the page. Type your response in the text box and click "Save".
Entering a search in the search bar will generate a keyword search. In order to search for something specific on the community, click on the "advanced search" link. To search a particular area on the community, click on the corresponding tab. Each section has different criteria that you can search for.
The messaging tool allows you to send private messages to other users of the community.
Absolutely! To send a message to multiple users simply separate the usernames with a comma.
You can organize your inbox by clicking on the "New Folder" link under the "Messages" drop-down in "My Tools".