For today's class, we will continue where we left off the last class by exploring some practical tools for navigating the city. 3 weeks ago (if you can remember that far back), we used Tous Azimut to find the public transportation scheduals to get from one point to another. To begin, we will refresh our memory of that system.
Excercise 1: Tous Azimut refresher
Use Tous Azimut to find the QUICKEST route from the intersection Guy & René-Lévesque to Cinema du Parc (you'll have to do a google search to find the address :)
You need to arrive at the cinema by 19h00. Find a route that DOES NOT USE THE METRO.
Once you have found the answer, post a comment on this page (at the bottom of this article) which states the departure time, the arrival time, and the bus route number.
Excercise 2: Find a Bixi bike
Go to bixi.com, and click Find a Station. Navigate the map using the zoom and arrow tools on the left side to find the station in Parc Lafontaine, next to Hôpital Notre Dame. Click the bixi icon to find details about the station. Again, Post A Comment below indicating the Bikes Available and the Bike Docks Available at this location.
The remainder of the class we will use to explore some local blogs. Follow the links suggested in the Week 2 posting below. Find a blog that sparks your specific interests. After you've read a few posts, look to see if the blog has a blog roll (a list of links to related blogs, usually found in the right hand side of the page). If so, click the links to read more on the subject.
Finally, if you have time, begin researching your blog topic. By next class, I'd like everyone to have one idea of a subject for their blog and three website or blog addresses about that topic.
Also a reminder, we will have our Internet scavenger hunt quiz next week, so practice what we've learned about exploring blogs, using gmail, tout azimut and bixi.com