We know that our members are busy people, and they don't want this to stand in the way of staying connected with other Media Studies teachers. To help with this, we're trialling a new Teachers' Forum with the aims of improving communication between our members and giving members more control over the number of emails they receive.
Our new Teachers' Forum - quickly accessible at name.org.nz/forum - is easy to use. Simply log in with your Google Account (these are super easy to set up if you don't already have one), become a member of the forum (this just involves us checking you're a current NAME member) and join the discussion.
When you join the forum, you can choose what default email settings you'd like. You can choose between receiving all the updates to your email, receiving no emails, and various other email preferences. When you start a new topic, you can also choose whether or not you want to be be subscribed to receive email updates when other members reply to your topic. These options will hep you to stay connected with other Media Educators without receiving absolutely every update from the forum to your email inbox.
The forum uses different categories to keep the discussion organised and on-topic. You can filter the discussion using these different categories, or you can simply browse all categories if you wish.
There's more information to help you get started using the forum under 'Frequently Asked Questions' on the forum page, but if you have any questions, please get in touch with us. We'd love to receive any feedback about the forum during this trial and you can send your ideas and comments to us using this link.
The forum trial will run until the end of Term 4, Week 1 (October 21), at which point we hope to continue with the forum if we can see it's helpful to our community of members.