ePals Introduction ePals SchoolMail is a complete, internet-based email solution and collaborative toolset designed for the education environment. With ePals SchoolMail you will be able to give members of your educational community access to email – and to each other – in a safe, managed way. ePals SchoolMail offers a multilingual environment for you and your students, making it an ideal tool for communicating in a multi-cultural school community and for learning second languages. ePals SchoolMail filtering and monitoring system enables you to: – know what your students are communicating about – know what your students are sending and receiving – get students in touch with the information and people that you want them to be in touch with as part of your curriculum
Unique Features of SchoolMail 1.Language Translation: ePals SchoolMail is the first email with built in Language Translation. 2.Safe and Secure: Options for monitoring student work (SchoolMail was made for school use with qualities that teachers asked for!) 3.World’s Largest Online Learning Community: Use ePals SchoolMail to communicate with students, parents, peer educators, and members of the global community.
Unique Features of SchoolMail: 1. Language Translation
Unique Features of SchoolMail: 2. Safe and Secure
Access Levels Class/Monitor: Students are limited to mailing other students who have the same monitor. School: Students are limited to mailing students and teachers in the same school. District: Limits students to mailing students and teachers at schoools created within your system. ePALS SchoolMail: Limits students to emailing people who are using ePALS SchoolMail in their schools. 2. Safe and Secure
Filter Levels Level 1: Monitor must approve every message sent and received. Level 2: Monitor receives a copy of every message sent or received, but must approve only those which contain profanity identified by flagged words. Level 3: Monitor will only receive messages that contain profanity, and these messages will require approval before reaching their destination. Level 4: All content filters are off. Monitor only receives copies with attachments if set for this. 2: Safe and Secure
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Student Monitored Mail Email monitoring lets you: Safely bring email technology into the classroom. Preview students’ incoming and outgoing email messages. Ensure that messages are appropriate to age, setting and context. Safely integrate student email in appropriate, educational ways.
Classroom Email Integration Authentic assessment Use vocabulary words within email Round robin story writing Share and analyze data Write an alternative ending to a story Respond to a daily news headline or topic
Complete Access to ePals starts with a PROFILE.
Active Participation in the Community Starts with a Classroom Profile Creating a Classroom Profile is an important first step in active participation of the global community. Teachers can’t contact other classrooms without having a profile submitted and approved.
Profile - Your turn 1.Age-range of class (age in years as well as grade level) 2.Language(s) the students speak 3.Location of the classroom 4.Location of desired partner 5.Methods with which you would like to collaborate (email, postal mail, blogs, video conferences) 6.Length of desired collaboration (school year, semester and months your school in session) 7.Frequency of desired collaboration (weekly, monthly, at holidays) 8.Topic of desired collaboration (the more specific the better. Global warming is better than science.)
Resources Website: www.ePals.comwww.ePals.com Contact me: Judith Lay firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Copy of today’s PowerPoint presentation: Link will be added at TechFest SchoolMail instruction manual from ePals: http://www.epals.com/schoolmail/documenta tion/SM_Teacher_v20.pdf http://www.epals.com/schoolmail/documenta tion/SM_Teacher_v20.pdf