The following list of steps provides a quick entrance into our electronic discussion
tool, Tapped In. The Tapped In community is composed of k-12 teachers,
graduate students, counselors, administrators, and college/university faculty
from across the globe. Our plan, in this course, is to use a class space,
leaving you to discover the additional resources (and riches) on your own.
The design is to get you interacting and using the tool in the smallest
number of steps.
Go to the web site, http://tappedin.org/tappedin/
Because this is your first time, you'll need to complete
the registration. Select the link in the upper left corner
of the screen that reads "Sign up for free membership."
Complete all of the information in the bolded sections
of the form that appears. The information that you input
will stay confidential. This is a system designed by educators,
and contact information is provided so that other members
of the community might be able to query you.
Your login will be some combination of the letters of your
first and last name. You'll be prompted at the next screen
to login to the community. Follow the link and input both
your login and the password that you set up when setting
up your membership.
Once admitted to the Tapped In community, you'll be taken
to the main reception area. Two things of note in terms
of the features on your screen. Navigation and menu links
are along the top and left hand side of the screen. The
chat box used for the required synchronous discussion is
on the bottom.
To find the class group, you'll want to click on the search
button in the top right hand corner of your screen.
In the next window, choose "groups" from the
purple bar. In the search field, type "EDHS 838-2." Click
on the EDHS 838-2 link that will appear.
This next screen prompts you at the top of the group information
to "join this group" by clicking on the link.
After you've done so, that link should turn to green text
reading "You have successfully joined this group." Scroll
to the bottom of the page and click the link (next to an
icon of a door) to enter the EDHS 838-2 classroom.
Welcome to the class area! Here, you'll find useful web
links, class materials, and, most importantly, our class
discussion area. To access the discussion, click on the
link on the left that reads "discussion." To
post, click on the link that reads "post new topic." To
reply to an existing post, click on reply (which appears
on the far right hand side of the post's contents.)
One last piece of information… When you next log
on to Tapped In, you can quickly navigate to the class
page by clicking on the drop menu in the upper right corner
that is labeled "Favorite Places." The EDHS 838-2
class site should now appear in those options.