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Teacher Websites Week 3WEBSITESA website or web site is the same thing as a web page. True or FalseTerms are often used interchangeably Website is actually a collection of webpages

In W200, one of the big projects is creating a teacher website. As a teacher, why do you need a website?Lets see why

2Students, teachers, administrators and parents are increasingly recognizing the value of social learning in both their personal and professional lives. (Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SocialLearning_2012.html)

Students, teachers, administrators and parents are increasingly recognizing the value of social learning in both their personal and professional lives.Students, in particular, have heightened aspirations for more effectively leveraging social learning tools to enhance their engagement in the learning process, access more interesting and relevant educational content, tap into additional opportunities for collaboration with peers, advisors and mentors and overall, increase their academic productivity.Despite this strong value proposition, school site administrators and parents continue to have lingering concerns about social networking, Internet access and the role of social learning tools.

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WHAT DO THEY(e.g., admin, principals, students) WANT?Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SocialLearning_2012.html

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KngwKLLPoMU5School (and class) information is shared more effectively and efficiently with parents.Helps to extend the learning beyond the schoolIncreases parental engagement in the learning process and student achievement

COMMUNICATIONACCESSIBILITYPARTICIPATIONIS MAKING A TEACHER WEBSITE WORTH THE TIME?Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SocialLearning_2012.html

6VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF A TEACHER WEBSITE

DesignContentSite infoMenu7http://teacherweb.com/AK/Appleton/Applebee/t.aspx

Keep It Simple! Ask students what is the most simple and useful website of the world?. Answer: GoogAleBut there are a lot moreConsistency of design elementsFonts, colors, decoration themes, etc.Contrast to distinguish between foreground and background elements. Proximity & Alignment of relevant materialsAdding space, indentationSpacingSome space helps viewers to read and focus on the content.

VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF A TEACHER WEBSITEDESIGN: Make your own brand as a professional teacher. 8Keep it professionalGoogle Sites will take care of most of this for you, but

DESIGN a lot has been said about it.This is where it gets tricky:Its about your design sensibility your sense of aestheticsIt cannot be taughtAND you are NOT a graphic designer or a web designerSo here are a few things to keep in mind:Visually appealingCreative and originalClear page goalsEasy to access and useTechnically sound (no broken links, under construction etc.)

Provide clear and simple headlines and page titles.Avoid page elements that move constantly.Do not include sounds that play automatically.Minimize scrolling. Never expect users to scroll more than three screen lengths.Keep paragraphs short and page sizes small.Limit image sizes to fewer than 20k each.Avoid overly-busy or multi-colored backgrounds. Leave lots of white space.Limit animations.Use the same font throughout. Stick to universal fonts.Maintain the site and update it regularly.

Compare(& Think about the goals of teacher website: to communicate, share... )Consistencyhttp://www.007museum.com/ http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/pages/teacher-sites.php

Contrasthttp://www.raft.org/http://teachers.net/

*Explore other teacher websites athttp://delicious.com/anneleftwich/teacher_website Proximity & Alignmenthttp://www.007museum.com/http://www.pbs.org/teachers/

Spacinghttp://ilovetypography.com/http://www.arngren.net/ Most importantly NO BROKEN LINKS!!!CLICKER ACTIVITY9

How To Vote via TextingStandard texting rates only (worst case US $0.20)We have no access to your phone numberCapitalization doesnt matter, but spaces and spelling doTIPSEXAMPLEThis slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.

Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout todays meeting were going to engage in some audience polling to find out what youre thinking, what youre up to and what you know. Now Im going to ask for your opinion. Were going to use your phones to do some audience voting just like on American Idol.

So please take out your cell phones, but remember to leave them on silent. You can participate by sending a text message.

This is a just standard rate text message, so it may be free for you, or up to twenty cents on some carriers if you do not have a text messaging plan. The service we are using is serious about privacy. I cannot see your phone numbers, and youll never receive follow-up text messages outside this presentation. Theres only one thing worse than email spam and thats text message spam because you have to pay to receive it!10

How To Vote via PollEv.comCapitalization doesnt matter, but spaces and spelling doEXAMPLEThis slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.

Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout todays meeting were going to engage in some audience polling to find out what youre thinking, what youre up to and what you know. Now Im going to ask for your opinion. Were going to use your phones or laptops to do some audience voting just like on American Idol.

So please take out your mobilephones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. You can participate by submitting an answer at PollEv.com on your laptop or a mobile phone.

The service we are using is serious about privacy. I cannot see who you are or who voted.11

How To Vote via TwitterCapitalization doesnt matter, but spaces and spelling doSince @poll is the first word, your followers will not receive this tweetTIPSEXAMPLEThis slide is for display to the audience to show them how they will vote on your polls in your presentation. You can remove this slide if you like or if the audience is already comfortable with texting and/or voting with Poll Everywhere.

Sample Oral Instructions:Ladies and gentlemen, throughout todays meeting were going to engage in some audience polling to find out what youre thinking, what youre up to and what you know. Now Im going to ask for your opinion. Were going to use Twitter to do some audience voting.

So please take out your cell phones or laptops, but remember to leave them on silent. The way you will be able to participate is by tweeting a response to @poll. Your followers wont be bothered by this message.12http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjA4NDIyMDIzOA?preview=true

If the slide doesnt work, go directly to: http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjA4NDIyMDIzOA?preview=true

Press F5 or enter presentation mode to view the pollIn an emergency during your presentation, if the poll isn't showing, navigate to this link in your web browser:http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MjA4NDIyMDIzOA

If you like, you can use this slide as a template for your own voting slides. You might use a slide like this if you feel your audience would benefit from the picture showing a text message on a phone.13