This is a guide to setting up an account on both of these applications. It is quick and easy, do not worry :) Actually, you might not even need this page to understand how to do it...
Telegram is a messaging service, like WhatsApp, but more secure and faster. Below are instructions on how to set up an account there:
In order to create an account you need a phone with a sim card. Note that you cannot create an account using a computer, but later on you will be able to view messages on a browser or web-application as well.
Then download it using Play Store or App store: Android | iOS.
Once downloaded, open the app and follow the instructions. Feel free to use any nickname instead of a real name. Recall that we will need it in the application and we will use it for the Online Rate Table.
Once you have your account set, please join our channel in Telegram so as not to miss any important information. Note that you can also open Telegram in the browser or download it for Web if you want to.
Gather (or "Gather town") is a video-calling space that simulates a real life classroom. More about Gather here. Below are the instructions on how to set up an account there:
There is no need to download anything. Note that Gather is a very new platform so they have not launched an app version yet, so you need Google Chrome / Firefox browser, and that's it.