Most of you readers probably found my blog from Yahoo Groups. I’ve failed to mention, however, what Yahoo Groups is in detail to anyone who happened upon my blog by random googling on the Internet. Let me explain what this FABULOUS resource is…
- Go to groups.yahoo.com.
- Near the top (in green) under the header it says “New to Groups? Sign Up.” Click on “Sign Up.”
- After you create your groups account, you will be able to search and sign up for different “groups” which are online forums that people create who have similar interests…your interest at this time being Primary Music Leaders. This group is called “Primusic.“
- Once you’ve signed up for Primusic on Yahoo Groups, you will begin receiving emails whenever anyone posts or comments on this group. I have my Yahoo Groups email settings so I only receive ONE email a day which contains all the comments/posts made on that day. Otherwise, my inbox would be SLAMMED with individual emails and I’d feel very overwhelmed. I also have it so these emails go my other email account that’s not Yahoo.
- What I like to do with these “Primusic Yahoo Groups” emails is read them every day and collect ideas for my upcoming lesson plans (obviously, I don’t use everything or I tweak this and that, or an idea posted leads to something of my own). If there’s something that I like or catches my eye, I’ll save it somewhere – sometimes as a draft post to this blog, sometimes I’ll just move the email to my “Primary” file I created in my email so I can reference it later, or sometimes I’ll copy and paste specific information into a Word Document and save it that way. The options are endless. You can also go back to yahoo groups and search for ideas, questions or comments that others have previously posted.