After we had some time to create our dialogue, Megan gave us a walk through of ToonDo. She promised it would go much smoother than Glogster! This site allowed us to create a comic strip, set a background, choose characters, and add in speech bubbles. As we started working, everyone was finding creative settings along with some scandalous characters. We discovered how we could change their emotions and postures to enhance our comic. There was a lot of laughter and everyone had a great time creating their comical conversations. Mike was able to help many of us when we had a glitch here and there. It was a great project and it will be fun to read everyone's books after they are finished!
Chrissy gave us the scribe report from last Saturday morning. Mike went through some last minute tips and things we need to know before our journey. We also were able to ask questions of anything on our mind.
1. Make sure you call your bank and credit card companies.
2. It is your choice, but you may want to convert some money before you leave.
3. We have a kitchen in our dorm. When we get into town, you can go get food to keep in your room.
4. There are not coffee makers in your room! Ruie reminded us there is a Starbucks on campus.
5. Keep a log of your purchases or receipts for taxes.
6. Ruie will show us a comical video of how to use the laundry machines when we arrive.
7. Cashpoints Global card is an option to keep money, and not cash, with you.
8. Go to your bank and ask them about the "chip and pin" feature on your credit cards. It is the gold chip on the front of your card. If you do not have one you may need to get one.
9.Bring a computer with an ethernet port.
10. Call your cell phone carrier's international department to purchase a data plan that works for you. Mike said last time he just needed WIFI. TURN OFF YOUR TEXTING! Skype is a great alternative Lauren mentioned Viber as well.
11. You can photo copy your passport, DL, and CC and have a set with someone you trust and another set in your luggage.
12. Have a range of clothes.
13. step.state.gov--You can go on and register for the embassy.
14. Bring a little notebook.
15. You need some type of alarm clock.
16. Have something to hold your coins in.
17. Know the address of where we are staying to tell customs. It is on the Weebly page. Just say you are on vacation.
Lastly, we filled out a pre self-assessment for cross-cultural adaptability. When we were finished we were all set to go. See you all in England!