Week 1: Jan. 14 – Jan. 20

This week we’ll introduce ourselves. Moreover, participants will learn how to navigate the Yahoo Group and upload files to the wiki (photos) in addition to reading an introductory article and completing the Needs Assessment Survey and Netiquette Quiz (if not already read and completed Pre-Session).
  1. Materials
  2. Activities
  3. Benchmarks


(Use your BACK button to return to this wiki.)


1. If you have not yet done so, please
  • read the article "Video Online" by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Mike Marzio
  • complete the Needs Assessment Survey.
  • read the Netiquette document and take the self-quiz
  • upload your photo and add your profile to the Participants area of the EVO Video 08 Wiki.
  • add yourself to our map. Hit your browser's Back button to return to this page.
  • create your own wiki page and link it to the side bar under "Participant Pages." Here's how:

Tutorial: How to add a page to the wiki and link to it from the side bar. (This tutorial refers to last year's wiki, but the procedure is the same.)

Note: To have an idea of how a wiki can be effectively used to reflect on what happens in the workshop, you can have a look at this wiki from a member of last year's workshop. Of course, you are free to use your wiki in any way you like.

2. Configure your Yahoo Group and Yahoo Email Account settings. Set your options in our Yahoo Group to receive individual messages or to get a daily digest, so you'll know what others have written. To do that, click on Edit My Membership on the top right of our YG front page. Under Message Delivery, check either Individual Emails or Daily Digest. Click >Save Changes at the bottom of the screen. (See the Help file, Setting_email_preferences for an illustrated guide.)

3. You may also want to configure your Yahoo Account so that all email from our group goes to one folder – THIS IS EASY TO DO AND HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Online tutorial: How to sort your incoming mail automatically into designated folders by Ibrahim Rustamov. Note: This tutorial assumes that you are using Yahoo Mail Classic. If not, please temporarily switch to Classic by clicking on Options in the top right corner and selecting "Switch to Yahoo Mail Classic", follow the instructions in the tutorial, and then switch back to "All-New Mail."

4. Introduce yourself to our EVO group of teachers and trainers by sending an email message to our EVOvideo08 YG. Tell us a little about:
  • Where you teach, and what level and age group you are teaching
  • What your students would like about class-video projects
  • Your past experiences with video and/or class-video projects, if any (include links to examples if possible)
  • Any video production literature you might be using
  • Some of subjects and topics you would like to learn more about during this session


I have . . .
  • introduced myself in a message to the YG
  • set my email preferences / configured my yahoo account
  • uploaded a photo and added a profile to the Participants page in this wiki
  • created my own wiki page
  • read the article, "Video Online" by Elizabeth Hanson-Smith and Mike Marzio
  • read Netiquette and taken the self-test
  • completed the Needs Assessment Survey
  • added myself to the map