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1 Copyright © 2010 Verizon Foundation. All Rights Reserved. This document may be reproduced and distributed solely for uses that are both (a) educational and (b) non-commercial. Any reproduction or distribution of this document for any other purpose, including commercial gain, is strictly prohibited. Verizon Thinkfinity Community Virginia Hoden Computer Literacy Instructor

2 2 Verizon Thinkfinity Community

3 3 Why should I join the community? The Thinkfinity Community connects everyone who is invested in education so they can share resources, ideas, and advice. Becoming a member makes it possible to ask questions, participate in discussions, and learn from others experience. Will my privacy be respected? Yes. Your username is always public, but you can choose to hide your name, , and all other information if you like at any time. Will I receive unwanted ? No. You can manage the amount of you receive from the community using the Management Preferences setting in your community Profile. Why should I join the community? The Thinkfinity Community connects everyone who is invested in education so they can share resources, ideas, and advice. Becoming a member makes it possible to ask questions, participate in discussions, and learn from others experience. Will my privacy be respected? Yes. Your username is always public, but you can choose to hide your name, , and all other information if you like at any time. Will I receive unwanted ? No. You can manage the amount of you receive from the community using the Management Preferences setting in your community Profile. Frequently asked questions about joining online communities include: Registration

4 4 User Names and Passwords

5 5 Two buttons that are most important: My Stuff Create New What can you do in the community? Bookmarking abilities Organize your stuff Share your information Connect with other educators

6 6 Favorite Resources – To Bookmark Document – To upload any document that you create Invitation – To invite others by Group – To create any group

7 7 Copy and paste the Internet Address

8 8 You will add TAGS Option to make it private

9 9 Option: Create a discussion View your bookmarks

10 10

11 11 Create a New Group Set parameters – Open to all Members Only Private Secret

12 12 The Browse All option on the menu bar provides access to a variety of activities within the community: Find popular resources; save favorites Start or join discussions Locate or create documents Follow a community or group from the list that interests you. Search for other members (use the search filters to find them, then invite them to connect as friends.

13 13 Go to: Browse All – Select Communities

14 14 Verizon 101 – How to get startedThe Lounge – Non-educational discussions Professional DevelopmentProgramsHelp Center

15 15 Go to: Browse All – Select Groups

16 16 My Groups

17 17 Go to: Browse All – Select People Select Tags

18 18 People Tags


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