Registration: Get Ready!

NOTE ABOUT REGISTRATION FOR SUMMER COURSE: To register for this course, please read about the course below, sign up for a Google Account (directions below). After you get your Google Account, please complete the form at the bottom of the page to register. Before the class begins, Technology will send you an invitation to join a Google spreadsheet which you will use throughout the course to track your progress. Once you have registered, you can go to the Syllabus and start Task 1 at anytime.

Introduction
Welcome to Pi 2.0! Here you will find your first official course "activity," organized with an Introduction, Discovery Exercise and Task -- a format which will quickly become familiar to you. Reading carefully is, for better or worse, a pretty essential key to success in this course. You will also find lots of embedded HELP resources along the way within the Discovery Exercises and Tasks -- placed at the point of need.

Before you get started, it's important that you read over the site so that you understand exactly how the course works. The three pages everyone should read in their entirety are:
    • Home - a general description of the course
    • FAQ - most everything you might want to know
    • The Syllabus- a list of course topics which will provide links to each week's content as it is released.


Discovery Exercises
Please note: you must complete the Task (below) after you complete the Discovery Exercises. This will be true of every course assignment.

For this course, you are asked to create a Google account. You can associate your school address with the google account. You may use any username you like for your Google account, as long as it's school-appropriate. A Google account gives you access to all sorts of Google goodies, such as Google Reader and Google Docs, both of which we will explore in later weeks. Another option is to create a gmail account (and if you already have one, you are welcome to use it). Gmail will allow you to store all of your course info in one location, keep your school email uncluttered, and protect your "digital footprint" if desired. Gmail is a Google account with e-mail. Click here to sign up for a Google account

HELP Video: How to sign up for Gmail Click the arrow to play.


NOTE: We recommend using Firefox for this course. If you are working from a school computer, it is likely that you have Firefox. Check under Applications > Mozilla to see if you already have Firefox. If you are using Firefox at school for the first time, you may need to have your proxies set by someone in Technology. You will also want to add Firefox to your dock for easy access.



Task
Complete this form to register for the course. Once you have registered (please allow 1-2 business days), we will send you an invitation to join a Google spreadsheet which you will use throughout the course to track your progress.

Congratulations! You are now an official Web 2.0 user!