Joining the Forum
1. Sign up for the ForumsThe teach branch includes a discussion forum, where participants can post questions and projects to share with others. If you do so, please review the forum etiquette listed in the student course. You can sign up for the discussion forum to be able to communicate with other teachers completing the workshop. You can sign up at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/teaching-mobile-csp. Below is an image of the sign up window. Please note that is recommended that you select the 'Notify Me for Every New Message' option as the email delivery preference so that you do not miss important email updates. We will be asking you to verify your status as a teacher since the solutions are shared with the Teaching Mobile CSP group. You can do this by submitting a link to your school's staff web page, a LinkedIn profile, or similar into the box when signing up.
Note on the Student Branch: The student branch will not have a forum as it will be removed at the end of summer 2016. During summer 2016, it will use the same group as the teach side so that you can easily access it from either course branch.
Announcements: There is also a separate email group for announcements in this course. (There is no announcements group for the students.) We will use the announcements to send out important information on the curriculum, including any updates about the course content. Regardless of whether or not you join the forum, we highly recommend you sign up for the announcements to stay up-to-date with any changes to the course. You can sign up at https://groups.google.com/d/forum/teaching-mobile-csp-announcements.
We also have a Facebook discussion group that you are welcome to request to join.
Finally, App Inventor has a separate email list for educators that includes a broader group of people using it in university courses, after school programs, and other courses outside of Mobile CSP. If you would like to connect with that community, you can do so at https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/app-inventor-instructors. This group is experienced at trouble-shooting issues with App Inventor installation, Wi-Fi networks, etc.
2. Post an Introduction in the ForumClick the Forum link in the course navigation bar. To add a new post, click the "New Topic" button. To view posts in each category, click the links (such as Unit 1 Discussion). Each time you post, make sure you select the category you are posting under to keep the forum organized.
For Unit 1, please post an introduction of yourself. You could include what grades and subjects you teach, where you're located, what you're hoping to learn, etc.