12 Replies Latest reply on Mar 31, 2016 9:14 PM by Deeptygupta

    New Members Start Here! (January-March 2016)


      bunnyatwork_small+(1).jpgHappy New Year!  Welcome to all new members of the Intel Engage Community in 2016! "New" simply means that you have not yet introduced yourself!


      Intel Education programs are expanding worldwide and improving education in many countries. This Engage Community is a place for educators from all over the world to find resources and like-minded educators.


      Please introduce yourself here and tell us a bit about your education duties. Will you be using Project-Based Learning in your situation? What are some challenges you experience in your teaching? What is the education system like in your country or state? Share whatever you like!

      We here at Intel Engage are very excited about the upcoming year. We are busy planning and creating new content for 2016 starting with a new Community Roadmap. Using this roadmap, we highlight monthly themes, activities and events around which to focus our content. To hear what we have in store for the January theme, Innovative Technology, check out this post. Each month, we'll post a new blog on the homepage that highlights the community theme and things to pay attention to throughout the month. We hope this information will be relevant and useful to you.


      As you move throughout the community and become more comfortable engaging in content, you may notice you are earning points and badges on your profile. What we call "missions" are available for certain activities. You have the opportunity to earn badges by completing the actions listed. You can practice completing missions with our first one of the year highlighted in the January theme post noted above. The missions and badges continue to grow each month! I encourage you to read the post on Gamification and Engage. You'll want to work toward badges as you work in the community!


      We hope you participate in many areas of the community and "Like" those discussions and posts you find interesting! Visit the About Engage area, and especially the Intel Teachers Engage main hub. It will keep you up to date with new and featured content each month. Be sure to search for your areas of interest using the small search window at upper right.


      Did you notice the "Bunny Person" image? Any time you see that image at the beginning of a discussion, it means that the discussion is incentivized. There will be a prize drawn at the end of the time period. All names of new members who introduce themselves in this discussion will be entered in the drawing! Prizes are not awarded until at least 10 different participants are in the discussion, so look for discussions which have not yet had much interest!


      To read new member discussions from our community's past, click here to visit the archives.