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    Tessa Gray
    One tip a week
    21 July
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Kia ora te whānau, as we're all new to this space, I thought I'd add one top tip a week - to help you get the most out of edSpace as an online professional community.

    Tip #1:


    Grey faceComplete your profile. If your profile is complete - with first and last name, details and an image this will enable others to connect with you more easily.  Once you've done this, sit back and watch the friend requests roll in!


    Notifications Some of you might be wondering why you get a notification in your email that says you've been mentioned in a discussion and when you arrive at the thread you haven't.

    This is because someone has made a specific mention to another community member using @theirusername. You will be receiving notifications, because when you joined the group, notifications are automatically emailed to you.

    To turn off Group Notifications, go to top right-hand corner, click Settings, scroll down to Notifications >>> Group Notifications and click off the groups.

    - By Tessa Gray
      • Tessa Gray
        By Tessa Gray
        Sep 8

        # Tip 7

        You might be wondering why would you be engaging socially/publically with other educators in edSpace, when you could have the same kōrero at school. 

        Communities of learning like edSpace and the VLN offer opportunities beyond your own school for like-minded educators to share experiences, expertise, ideas and resources. It's like having an even bigger staffroom with new friends and colleagues to share with.

        Find out more, How can learning online impact teacher practice?

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        • Tessa Gray
          By Tessa Gray
          Sep 1

          # Tip 6

          You are most welcome to respond to threads and discussions, in fact your contributions will help to grow this professional learning network. 

          Online community

          To ensure you're getting the most out of this community and feel safe to share, we encourage you to read the following support documents.

          All other queries, please feel free to contact me.

          • Tessa Gray
            By Tessa Gray
            Aug 25

            Add friend# Tip 5

            The easiest way to build a network and let others know what's going on, is to 'friend them'.

            Either search for a friend by name or go to Menu bar, scroll down to Huānaga (members), choose who you'd like to friend, hover over their face and Add friend.

            Now you can invite your friends into groups and they'll be notified each time you post content (if they have clicked to receive email notifications from groups and friends in their Settings).

            • Tessa Gray
              By Tessa Gray
              Aug 18

              NotificationsSettings#Tip 4

              To keep on top of all the activity in your groups, check out the notifications at the top of your edSpace pages. 

              To be kept up-to-date with group and friends activity, go to your profile picture in the top right-hand corner, scroll down to Settings and click on the notifications to select email notifications for group and friends activity.

              Group notifications

              • Tessa Gray
                By Tessa Gray
                Aug 7

                Adding a friend# Tip 3

                Interested in what everyone else is interested in?  

                Then why not find some like-minded colleagues and friends, hover the mouse over their name, click on the little down-facing triangle and add them as a friend.

                Having friends means you can see what ngā rōpū (groups) they belong to, who they are friends with and what comments they are posting in the community. This is one great way to stay connected.

                • Tessa Gray
                  By Tessa Gray
                  Jul 27

                  Tip #2.

                  Groups icon Looking for what interests you most in edSpace? Go to Menu scroll down to Ngā Rōpū (groups) and view all groups. You can join 'open' groups and request to join 'closed' groups that interest you most. 

                  Once you are a group member, you can view and respond to discussions, blogs, events and news items. You can also ask a question or offer a view by starting a new discussion. You'll be able to see like-minded group members that you can 'friend' as well.

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