Get Logging In!

Well done to those of you who have managed to login already! If you are not sure what to do, simply head to one of the following addresses to get started:

http://docs.perthacademy.net

http://mail.perthacademy.net

http://sites.perthacademy.net

And don’t forget to login to the wiki… http://bit.ly/cfe-class

This is where you’ll probably be sharing most of your work, so it’s worth having a go of using it! 😉

Leave a comment here (By clicking on the ‘speech bubble’ at the top of the post) if you are stuck!

IDs Created

Just a quick update: Your login IDs are now created. I’ll get them to you on Monday, along with a quick instruction sheet to get you started…

The URL for the wiki is: http://bit.ly/cfe-class

You’ll notice there’s very little on it at the moment… it’ll be up to you to change that! 😉

(You could start by coming up with a suitable logo to replace the pot plant at the top of the page if you like! Needs to be about 150 x 150 pixels, and if you want it transparent, save it as a .PNG file)

The Task (Bwahahaha…)

So, now you’ve started your research, it’s time to explain the task…

You are finding out lots, all you have to do is find some way of sharing what you’ve learned with other people. Simples! I’ll leave you to it then…

Oh, all right. Here’re some guidelines for you.

The Rules

  1. You MUST have the sources for ANY material you use. (No source, no use!)
  2. Refer to Rule 1.
  3. That’s it… honest!
You can choose to make a film, create a website, do a dance, write a song, make a presentation, deliver a talk, paint a picture, create a… well, actually ANYTHING GOES!
What is important is that you SHARE what you have learned.
You can work on your own, you can work with others. You can use online resources, books, people, anyone you think can help you. You may wish to visit the AK Bell Library, there’s a really good WW1 display and room in the Black Watch museum. If you’re in Edinburgh, you could do worse than visiting the Military Museum in Edinburgh Castle, or Craiglockhart Hospital which is now part of Napier University.

Getting Started – Going Deeper

This is the picture I used as the background for the Glog

As you now know, all the items on the Glog are linked by Wilfred Owen… and somewhere in amongst all these things, I expect you to find a narrative or story to tell. It might be about Wilfred Owen. It might be about the Poem. It might be about the Great War. It might be about the music… You can choose.

It is important that whatever you choose to do does have a loose structure… a beginning, middle and end… and you can decide how that need to be done.
Here are a list of possibly useful links that might help you… but be warned — the more you find out, the more you’ll realise you don’t know!
This is just for starters! If you find any more interesting links or books, please share them here, or on the wiki: https://cfe-timedetectivesclass.wikispaces.com/
You’ll get your wiki and Google Apps logins on Monday or Tuesday, and you can get busy playing with the sites.

What’s Next?

As I told you on Friday, this has now become an interesting project because I’ll only be able to see you once a week for the next week or so! This means you’ll need to do a lot of work by yourselves. Having said that, you can get in touch through this blog, or the wiki, or by emailing: english [at] perthacademy [dot] net
Keep a careful note of your sources! I’ll create a form you can fill in as you go to make this easier and share it with you once you have your logins for the wiki…
We’ll aim to share what we’ve done by the last week of term (the week beginning 27th June), this doesn’t mean what you’re doing has to be finished by that date… but you will need to show what you’ve managed to do by then! I really hope you will keep going on this until you have a project completed that you are really proud of. I want you to blow my socks off with what you do, but more importantly, I want you to be really happy with what you do!
So… any questions? If so, post them on the comments here, if not, go and get busy! 😉