Arabic 1 Newsletter Thursday 1/28
Module 1 Lesson 1 is Available NOW
صباح الخير شباب (Sabah Elkhair Shabab)
Goes to Arabic 1 BBIM CHAMPS Who are constantly logged on to it and dropping me a quick hello or asking questions. Awesome Shabab!!
I made Module 1 Lesson 1 Available for you to work on the weekend if you are done with week 1&2 assignments. The lesson will OFFICIALLY start on Monday, but I thought this might give you a head start on the week. Check "Your Grade" to see if you are still missing any assignments.
What assignments are Due for THIS week 2 (Jan 25-31)?
1· ____ Download BBIM (graded assignment)
2· ____ Respond to your teacher’s “Welcome Email” by clicking on Messages tab in the navigation bar (graded assignment)
3· ____ Getting Acquainted (Discussion Board)
4· ____ How do you learn ( LinguaFolio – graded assignment))
5· ____ Academic Integrity Quiz (graded assignment)
Past Due Assignments from Week 1
1. ____ Save and print the “Due Date Calendar”
2.____ “Orientation- Start Here” tab on the navigation bar: carefully read all information
3· ____ Language Coaching sign up form. (graded assignment)
**You should print out a copy of this document and use as a check-off list to ensure that you complete everything, thoroughly, and on time. This is only a schedule of the assignments that you are to complete.
WHEN DO WE START COACHING SESSIONS? MONDAY 2/1. WHEN DO YOU KNOW WHO YOUR LANGUAGE COACH IS? SUNDAY BY 8PM. I WILL SEND YOU AN EMAIL.
** Make sure to fill out this form/survey to indicate your preferred language coaching time so I can pair you up with a coach. We start coaching on Monday 2/1
Coaching Sessions Take Place in Blackboard Collaborate (BBC) Virtual Classroom.
All students are required to have two 45min. speaking sessions with language coach every week. The list of our coaches is below. Once you find out who your coach is and when you will do speaking sessions click on the link under the image of your coach to enter their virtual classroom. You will need a headset with working microphone to participate is speaking sessions.
The conversation sessions will take place in virtual classroom called Blackboard Collaborate. To learn how to set it up and use it make sure to go over the following links:
- Blackboard Collaborate first time user
- Go over participant orientation: http://www.brainshark.com/blackboardinc/vu?pi=zGLzYw5XBz35Sgz0
- Make sure to log in to Blackboard Collaborate before your speaking sessions start to test the computer.
- Another way to enter your coach virtual classroom is to go to "Communications" button on navigation, then to "Blackboard Collaborate" and find your coach's classroom.
If you are curious and anxious to get started to learn the Arabic letters, then click on the link HERE. My kids LOVE this game. My 6 year old Son's favorite letter is "Alif" which looks exactly like number one in English.
New Student?? Is this is your 1st time logging in to the course??
Make sure to take some time to explore the course. Click around! Don't be shy! After you've checked out the course, find in the list of the links on the left where it says: "Start Here!"