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PBL Camp: Support Thread

Betty Ray Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

If you have a question about how to participate in PBL Camp or if you need any other support, please post your questions here. Chances are good that someone else has a similar question, so it's good to do it publicly!

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3rd grade teacher, Technology Leader

Camp time or routine of instruction

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I am assuming we have a weekly webinar. If this is an online class, could you please give me the weekly routine and expectations for participation. I'm excited to be a part of this camp and hope my summer activities won't keep me from being a part. Thank you.

Intern at Edutopia, college student, aspiring Educator.

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I am assuming we have a weekly webinar. If this is an online class, could you please give me the weekly routine and expectations for participation. I'm excited to be a part of this camp and hope my summer activities won't keep me from being a part. Thank you.

Hey Doretta,

I have pasted the tentative schedule of set events below. As you can see, we have a few webinars and a chat, but the bulk of the camp will involve group work that can be done at anytime in our online forums. Also, we will make archives of the webinars and chat available after they are complete.

We are going to email all camp registrants in the next day or two with more detailed information about the schedule, groups, and how to participate in all the different components.

Thanks for the question. We look forward to having you at camp next week!

-George

Week 1 (July 12): Welcome to PBL Camp
Monday, July 12: Camp Kickoff Webinar, 4pm EDT/1pm PDT

Week 2 (July 19): Digging into Projects
Monday, July 19: Twitter chat, 4pm EDT/1pm PDT

Week 3 (July 26): Build Your Project Plan
Monday, July 26: Webinar with Experts, 4pm EDT/1pm PDT

Week 4 (Aug. 2): Preparing for Project Launch
Friday, August 6: Celebration Webinar!, 4pm EDT/1pm PDT

3rd grade teacher, Technology Leader

Thank you, George. Sounds

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Thank you, George. Sounds great!

6th grade pre algebra

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I am on a cycling trip until tuesday and will not have access to the internet - will there be notes posted from Monday's webinar?

Environmental Educator from East Tennessee

The email I just got says,

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The email I just got says, "1) Download and install the Elluminate platform so you can attend all webinars. Use this easy one-click installation wizard." But the link does not take me to an installation wizard and I cannot find the correct link to download Elluminate.

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

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I am on a cycling trip until tuesday and will not have access to the internet - will there be notes posted from Monday's webinar?

Hi Becca - There will be archives of all webinars posted, so you can hear one or all of them after the fact. Have a great trip!

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

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The email I just got says, "1) Download and install the Elluminate platform so you can attend all webinars. Use this easy one-click installation wizard." But the link does not take me to an installation wizard and I cannot find the correct link to download Elluminate.

Hi Mary -

Can you answer the following questions:
1) What kind of computer do you have?
2) What browser version are you running? (eg Internet explorer 7)

3) Can you describe what happens when you click this link?

http://www.elluminate.com/Support/?id=62

Specifically, does it ask you for access to your computer?
If yes, what Java version are you running? (Should appear under Step 1)

thanks!
betty

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Following up

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Just to let everyone know, I received a private message from Mary above.

She writes:

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When I clicked on the link below it said Congratulations.... so I guess I am good to go. I just expected Elluminate to be listed in my program list or on my desktop and it isn't.

Thanks,
Mary Ball
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Just wanted to pass this along in case anyone else is wondering. The "Congratulations" is the indication that you're set. Once you attend the webinar, you will see the Elluminate name/icon in your program list.

thanks!
betty

3rd Grade Teacher, Synchronized Swimmer, Swimmer in Los Angeles, CA

Competition in Sweden

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Hi,
I hope that this can still workout. I will be in Sweden (competing in swimming & synchronized swimming) during the last week of camp. I have already checked that the hotel has a computer/business center, so I think I'll be able to access most of the components of the camp. I am just concerned that I may not complete my assignments that last week (the actual competition is from Aug. 2 thru 6th).
Thanks.

Director of Programming and Innovation @Edutopia

Last week at PBL Camp

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Hi Corby -
The last week of the camp will be working with small groups to refine your projects. So if you can find time to meet with others on your team, you should be fine. Good luck in your competition!
betty

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