What is the GCISD Virtual Voyage?    

The GCISD Virtual Voyage is a summer opportunity for you to have fun and step outside your technology comfort zone! Challenges can be completed in any order at any time.  Do as many as interest you.  The only rule is that you must share your learning with others via your blog!  If you've already done these things, please still share your reflections in a blog post to earn your badge.

How do I participate?

New Participant Setup:
  1. Create a blog.  (Directions here)
  2. Sign up using the form on the Participant Blog page.
  3. Click this link to make a copy of the Badges Google Spreadsheet so you can track your progress and earn badges!
  4. Follow these instructions to embed your Google spreadsheet into a page on your blog to show off your badges.
  5. Optional:  Personalize your blog
Returning Participant Setup:
  1. Go to blogger.com to find your previous Virtual Voyage Blog.
  2. Sign up using the form on the Participant Blog page.
  3. Click this link to make a copy of the Badges Google Spreadsheet so you can track your progress and earn badges! (Even though you did this last year, there are new badges to earn!)
  4. Follow these instructions to embed your Google spreadsheet into a page on your blog to show off your badges.
  5. Optional:  Personalize your blog

Completing Challenges:
    • Pick a challenge from the levels lists linked below.
    • Explore the resource.
    • Go to your Blogger blog and publish a new blog post reflecting on your experience with the challenge and thoughts about how to use it in your classroom. (https://www.blogger.com)
    • Copy the URL of that specific blog post (from your Posts list, hover over the post and click VIEW below it.  This will open that specific post page.  Copy that URL).
    • Tweet your blog post link to #GCISDVV so we can all learn from each other. (Go to http://twitter.com, create a new Tweet, type a little intro to your post, paste the URL and add the hashtag #gcisdvv).
    • Go to your Virtual Voyages spreadsheet in your Google Drive (http://drive.google.com) and place an X in the box for the challenge you completed (be sure you're on the "Mark Off" tab)

              What are the challenges?  
              Click each challenge page for more information and resources.

              Tips for getting the most out of your Virtual Voyage:

              Still have questions?
              Tweet them with the hashtag #gcisdvv!
              Subpages (1): Making Your Blog "Cute"