May Community Roadmap: Connected Communities

Version 4

    “Community” used to be based on geography; your “community’” was your neighborhood, close friends, and “community’’ organizations. But, ever since the microchip, “community” has spread beyond geographical boundaries.


    A Very Brief History of Online Communities

    • 1986: Email discussions started with LISTSERV, the first e-mail list management software
    • 1989: AOL brought us chat rooms
    • 1995: Craigslist launched
    • 1995: had a table talk forum, The Well
    • 2002: Friendster appeared
    • 2003: Virtual worlds, like Second Life were accessible to us
    • 2003: Social Networking really started with MySpace, Facebook, and LinkedIn
    • 2016: Facebook has 1.59 billion monthly active users; Instagram has over 400 million monthly active accounts

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    And, in 2008, Intel(R) Teachers Engage is piloted! See the New Engage History Timeline on the About Engage page (you will need to scroll down the page).


    This month, we'll explore Connected Communities! Share posts about your and your students' communities


    Since you are all participants in this online community, let' start here...


    Our passion for teaching, learning, and technology has drawn our community together. But, who is this “us”?  In August of 2009, @julesfischy asked that same question in a discussion, Who is in our Community? The discussion resulted in 346 replies! Can we, in 2016, beat that? That’s your challenge!


    If you are a long-time member, a new member, a frequent contributor, a frequent flyer, a lurker, etc., let’s meet and get to know each other!




    Here's Your Connected Community Mission!

    Participate and earn 400 points!


    Step 1

    Who's here?

    Reply to this post with responses to the questions below.

    • Where are you from?
    • How long have you been a member of Engage?
    • What brings you here?
    • Describe yourself in 3 words.
    • Which Door below would you open?

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    Step 2

    Create an Avatar

    Create or change your avatar.

    Your avatar shows up next to your activity on Engage. You can select an avatar for your profile from a list of provided avatars, create one from an uploaded photo, or create one of your own.Screen Shot 2016-04-29 at 4.49.33 PM.png

    Avatar Creation Tools

    Manga Avatar Face Maker

    Avatar Maker

    More ideas

    To edit your profile avatar, select your avatar in the upper-right of the screen, then choose Edit Profile. On the Avatar & Photos tab, select one of the avatars or upload your own and select it. Select finished and ta da - you should see a new you!

    Step 3

    Come back see who's here

    Bookmark this page

    So you can easily return and meet  other members

    Step 4

    Meet people

    Reply to someone’s comment (who you don’t know)

    Share your thoughts about why they may have opened the door that they did. What do you think that says about that person? Feel free to converse...

    Note: This content is being moderated. In order to keep the integrity of the content, please be sure that your comments adhere to the Engage code of conduct in order to deepen and extend discussions. The Intel Engage Executive Leadership has the right to remove content.

    Looking forward to meeting you all!