Cohort II Mini Camp Participants Only!

loading.gifIf you are ready to load your lessons and attachments for your final projects return to the homepage menu and click onto the Google Group in which you are a participant or click onto the group below in which you belong.
Coastal Group
Mountain Group
Piedmont Group
Note: Only Cohort II Integrating Technology Participants and the Social Studies consultants have the rights to be able to view the Google Groups set up for mini camp participants. All information place in or uploaded to any of these Google Groups is private and the public does not have access to view. Each of these Google Groups has been established as a place to upload work, projects, lessons and discussions for the the yearlong course in Integrating Technology into the Social Studies Classroom. If you are non-participant of the Integrating Technology into the Social Studies Classroom program and feel that the information in any of these Google Groups may be helpful to you please feel free to request an invitation to join. All public requests will be reviewed by the project manager and a computer based response will be sent back to the generating email. Please note that the program manager reserves the right to accept or decline any request.



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Google Groups is a free service from where groups of people have discussions about common interests. Internet users can find discussion groups related to their interests and participate in conversations, either through the Google Groups interface or by e-mail. Individuals can also start new groups.

What can you do with Google Groups?

Individuals can use a Google Group to learn about and acquire information about almost anything imaginable. For example, if you wanted to learn how to build a house, change a tire, operate a computer or software application, fix an electrical problem, bake a cake, etc. You can also find discussions about any of the things that you have questions about or you can start your own group to discuss these things.

Many people find Google Groups fun by starting out creating a group for their family, club organization, class they are teaching or taking, and even a group for a sports team they participate in. Starting a Google Group is easy. Just choose a name for the group and start inviting people you know and like to become members. Individuals can join a Google Group immediately or request an invitation to join a group if the group they find is private. It is easy and anyone can create or join a Google Group. All you need is a computer with internet access and a Google or Gmail account.

How do I create my own group?

To create your own group, simply follow the steps outlined in this short video tutorial or in the text below.
View video on how to create your own Google Group. (Video time is 1:55)

Also, view Google's "Create my own Group" video.





Let's begin to create your group.
  1. Visit the Google Groups homepage.
  2. If you're not logged in, click the "Create a group" button.
  3. You must have either a Google Account or a Gmail address so if you do not have one take the time to apply for one now. Takes 1 minute.
  4. Log in with your Google Account, and enter your desired group name, group email address, and membership list to start the group creation process.
  5. If you're logged in already, simply click on the "Create a group" button in the "My groups" box on the right-hand side of the page.

Creating a group is a two-step process.
  1. First, you name your group, create an email address for it, and set its access level.
  • You'll have a chance to enter a description of your group, as well as select the "This group may contain content which is only suitable for adults" option.
  • Please check this box if the group you're creating will contain material inappropriate for minors, regardless of whether the members of your group are adults.
  1. Then, you're ready to add people to your group. To do this, you'll need the email address of each person you want to invite.

  • Once you've added members to your group, you're done.


Resource:
The information on this page was taken from the following resource:
1.
"Wikipedia."
Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoogleGroups. 29 Apr 2009 < Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Groups>

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