There’s always a shiny new toy– and with it the stampede to use.
Yes that was also me once too 🙁 Nowadays I’ve learnt very slow, steady saves time and my sanity.
So I’m incredibly proud of the fact that I’ve never watched ANY Google Wave videos, read ANY tutorials and avoided every invite until I stumbled across a reason for investigating.
My motivation was I discovered you can set up public waves that any one can join.
I decided this was a good way for me and other educators to learn how to use Wave, by working together with each other, while also seeing how Wave might be used for personal learning (and with student).
Joining a Public Wave
We’ve called our public wave eduwave.
Joining it is as easy as:
- Search for Eduwave by typing with:public Eduwave into search and then hit Enter.
- Now all you need to do is click Follow once you’ve found Eduwave to start following it.
- Feel free to add your own replies to the wave, test different features and send me a tweet (@suewaters) if you want me to log in and join you.
Off course I’m proud of the fact that my friends taught me quickly how to use Wave.
Creating a Public Wave
Big thanks to Rob Wall for quickly locating the information I needed to create the public wave.
All you need to do is:
- Add email@example.com to your contacts lists by clicking on Add new Contact, enter the email address firstname.lastname@example.org and then click Enter
- It should add Public to your Contact list
- Now hover your mouse over Public’s avatar and select new wave
Now anyone in Google Wave can search and add themselves to your public wave.
Please share your thoughts on Google Wave.
Your like(s), Dislike(s), What’s cool? Your tips… and links to any tutorials that I should have read 😎
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