ICT Skills for Teachers
E-mail (Beginner level)
As an educator with access to e-mail you have the potential to benefit from using e-mail in a number of ways. This activity will suggest a number of ways in which you can increase your communication with other learners and teachers. You can use these notes to help you create e-mail messages in order to contact other educators; you can receive e-mail, make appointments, customize your personal calendar, keep an address book for personal contacts. You can use a live.co.za (Hotmail) email account for this.
By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:
- Create an email message
- Send and receive email
- Setting up a personal calendar
- Setting up and using an address book
- Attaching a file to a message
- Checking spelling and language
- Filing messages in personal folders
Decide on your own use of e-mail and experiment with some ideas about linking to other educators. To do so you would typically do some of the following tasks:
|1.||Note: It may take some time for you to receive a reply so these activities can take place over a period of time.
Start Microsoft Internet Explorer Choose one of the following:
1. Sign in to your Windows Live ID account or go directly to mail.live.com
2. Contact a colleague about the possibility of an e-mail project between your two schools.
3. Contact an expert about your subject.
4. Invite your local newspaper to attend an event at your school.
5. Search the Internet for a mailing list group of teachers in your learning area.
6. Write to some of your learners to ask if they have anything to tell you about how their day went. See how »
|2.||Create, send and receive e-mail: Send your examination paper to your Curriculum Implementer. See how »|
|3.||File messages: When you have received a number of messages you will need to create different folders in which to store them. See how »|
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