South Australian Home Education Network

South Australian children learning at home and in the community.
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Saturday, January 22, 2005

How to Find Your Way around the Yahoo Group Website

posted by Louise

To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa/
To subscribe from this group, send an email to: home-education-sa-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: home-education-sa-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

This is for those who have recently joined and don't know much about Yahoo groups, and perhaps for those who have been here for a long time and don't know either ;o)

I thought I'd let people know how to use some of the features of our group website, e.g. how to find events on the calendar. Hopefully I haven't used too much jargon - if you don't understand, then ask and I or someone else can explain more.

If you go to the group website http://groups.yahoo.com/group/home-education-sa, you will see a number of options to choose from on the left hand side.

Calendar
Click on this, and you will then see a calendar from which you can choose any date to see if there are any events organised. Dates with an event are in bold type on the monthly calendar compared to dates with no events. Many of the events on the calendar have reminders sent to the list, say, a week beforehand. The calendar will help if you want to know what is on a particular date, but if you are looking for a particular event it could be hit and miss, and time consuming. A better option could be to bookmark the following page as a favourite website page. The second half of this page is a regularly updated listing of upcoming events http://sahome-ed.blogspot.com/

Messages
This is a way of looking at messages that have been posted, and you can also search for particular postings in the archives. Some people look at email postings at the website and don't receive the individual posts by email, others receive each email individually and others receive a digest, which is all the postings from the day in one long email. You can change the way you receive emails by clicking on 'edit my membership' near the top right hand corner and choosing a different option for 'message delivery'.

Photos
You can look at photos that members have put here to share with others.

Files
Contain information that members have thought to be useful to others. You can look at individual files, then download them to your own computer if you want. For example I have a file there for activity recording, you could look at it at the group website, then save it as a Word document on your computer, and make changes to your copy to tailor it to your own needs. LinksContains website links that members have thought to be of interest to others.DatabaseContains listings, borrowings etc for our home education library.Have fun exploring! And feel free to add anything you think may be of use to others.


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