The esculham.eu ‘Community’ tab is equipped with features similar to current large social networking websites e.g. Facebook, My Space. The esculham.eu ‘Community’ tab provides staff with an interactive means for communicating with website users (students).
Staff can create virtual class rooms, interest groups, blogs, picture galleries, and many more features that promote community building and social networking.
Naming a Group
Following discussions with school management there be required naming conventions for groups to ensure descriptive meaningful titles.
E.G. You need to create a group for a science class – you need to include the following.
- Name of the class
- Language the class is taught in.
- Year the class was started
- Your name.
FS7-PHY-FRA-09-Monsieur Fehr (An example of a meaningful class name).
Groups for special interest groups may be given any name.
E.g. Clubs / Projects.
Creating a group
- From the community tab, simply click create group
- Follow the on screen instructions and select Group Type: Open - anyone can view and join.
- You may upload a photo to represent the group logo.
Groups include the following features.
Similar to the Facebook wall, a place to post status updates, links, files, instructions to a class, home work anything – only the group creator may make a post. Students may leave comments or ask questions.
Email a group subscriber every time there is an activity posted in a group.
List of site users that have joined a group.
An area for group members to interact with one another – post questions or answer each others questions.
Add photo’s / images relevant to a group.
Home work / course work deadlines.
Self contained email system within the ES Culham website. Private message may be send directly between staff and pupil via the website.
Advertising your groups
Once you have created your group and added some content, you need to tell your students the name of the group. Announce it in your class, make them write it in their homework diaries.
An article explaining some of the above will be posted onto the front page of the website once a few members of staff have start using the community section.
If you have any questions, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with Simon Sharron / Anne MarieBray.