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Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
Mt. Ephraim Technology Presentation 2-17-12
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  • 1. Mt. Ephraim Public Schools Mt. Ephraim, NJ Technology Presentation 2/17/12 Teacher Website Creation Using OnCourse Systems Mary Manion
  • 2. Introduction• Thank you and welcome!• Growing up as a teacher with technology- my background.• Look out! I am self-taught. (Most techs are!)• Old ways of pages vs. new. No more HTML!• I am a learner just like you. (Try stuff!)• I also know things (like you do!) and like to share.• Arrow means handout available!
  • 3. Today’s Goals!• To foster pride in what we are already doing.• To look at our past and ideas for the future.• To understand why a teacher website is important.• To learn some basics of an OnCourse page.• To learn Do’s & Don’ts• To learn more ways to integrate technology in the future through our pages and more!
  • 4. Accentuate The Positive! If you wanna hear my story The settle back and just sit tight While I start reviewin The attitude of doin right Youve got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Dont mess with Mister In-Between
  • 5. Survey Says! Responses• We have a staff of 80 people including administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff.• 38 people quickly responded to the survey!• 17 were K-4; 15 were 5-8; 5 were K-8
  • 6. Survey Says! “CBAM”• Did you guess that the first two questions were for my PSU Class? • “CBAM” means “Concerns-Based Adoption Model.”• CBAM can help us figure out where we are on a continuum of change- and after all technology is constantly changing.
  • 7. Mt. Ephraim Self-Assessment• Shows that the staff has a middle to high level of adoption of technology ideas.• It show that the staff has a lot of routine use of technology.• Further questions show that there are concerns about change- how to do it even if wanted to. And how much time and support it would take.
  • 8. Staff Websites on OnCourse• 50/50. However some probably do not need websites.• Some have not had time and need some help getting started.• Some need some time or help updating.• Some want to do more with web technology and want to learn how.• Results available including PIE CHARTS!
  • 9. Are You The Unknown Comic?
  • 10. Or the Unknown Pooch?
  • 11. Cyclops??
  • 12. Why Before How
  • 13. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website
  • 14. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website10 It’s an easy way to meet the needs of many children with 504 & IEP plans
  • 15. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website10 It’s an easy way to meet the needs of many children with 504 & IEP plans9 You’re creating an archive of your class- complete with the exact materials you’ve used
  • 16. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website10 It’s an easy way to meet the needs of many children with 504 & IEP plans9 You’re creating an archive of your class- complete with the exact materials you’ve used8 A teaching website keeps you organized and on track
  • 17. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website10 It’s an easy way to meet the needs of many children with 504 & IEP plans9 You’re creating an archive of your class- complete with the exact materials you’ve used8 A teaching website keeps you organized and on track7 It’s getting so easy to do that it can actually save you time
  • 18. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website10 It’s an easy way to meet the needs of many children with 504 & IEP plans9 You’re creating an archive of your class- complete with the exact materials you’ve used8 A teaching website keeps you organized and on track7 It’s getting so easy to do that it can actually save you time6 You have an easy answer to “What did I miss?”
  • 19. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website5 Helicopter parents have an off-site landing pad
  • 20. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website5 Helicopter parents have an off-site landing pad4 Your contributions go farther than you think
  • 21. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website5 Helicopter parents have an off-site landing pad4 Your contributions go farther than you think3 It’s okay to show off
  • 22. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website5 Helicopter parents have an off-site landing pad4 Your contributions go farther than you think3 It’s okay to show off2 It’s a two-way street
  • 23. Top Ten Reasons Every Teacher Should Want A Website5 Helicopter parents have an off-site landing pad4 Your contributions go farther than you think3 It’s okay to show off2 It’s a two-way street1 It’s your gateway to engagement!
  • 24. Then and Now
  • 25. If You Already Have One…• Think about if it may be time to update.• Remember that your old ideas may be out there.• Let’s learn from history…. THE WAYBACK MACHINE
  • 26. Let’s Look At What We Have• Each teacher has a site reserved.• Limited number of sites.• About 50/50 complete vs. need work.• Would like to have SOMETHING on all.• Future: changes to main page.• Future: addition of staff pictures• Future: ideas for policies & more technology- integrated sites.
  • 27. OnCoursevs Other Ways• OnCourse is user-friendly, fast and easy!• OnCourse has many examples to follow.• OnCourse has some limitations – Can’t download archive – Property of site – Layout• May want to combine OnCourse with other methods
  • 28. OnCourse Basics: Why You Can Do It TODAY!• Let’s take a tour of OnCourse!• Where to find it.• Look at some example pages.• Accessing your OnCourse tools. Login!• Look at some very basic editing tools. www.mtephraimschools.org www.oncoursesystems.com/home.mvc
  • 29. Website Do’s & Don’ts Things to Remember• Copyright• Privacy Rights• Do’s and Don’ts (from Yola)
  • 30. Some suggestions• Look at other sites.• Do some planning on paper!• Read the manual.• Try It Before You Buy It! Do not publish before you are happy with it.• Start small. Use other sites as your template.• Ask for help.• I am here to help TODAY! 
  • 31. Other Places to Make Websites• Mary’s Weebly Pages• Google Sites• MANY OTHERS!!• Many free options.
  • 32. Kick It Up A Notch!• Look at my site for ideas- Teacher Links.• Google search for other OnCourse sites.• Steal ideas not content!• Inservice Resource Page- other great ideas!• More will be added- so check back!• TONS OF FREE STUFF OUT THERE!• If I don’t know you can probably find out.
  • 33. More Web Gadgets for the Future Tech Integration You Are Asking For!• Podcasting• Blogging• Uploading Pictures• Uploading Videos• Posting PowerPoint Presentations• Making Video Tutorials• Linking to other sources• Teaching through your website
  • 34. Fifty Ways!• I have a way I have found to do things that work for me right now- but for every way I know there are at least 50 others! • Some are not worth the time unless you are already using the technology for other things.• You must weigh effort versus payback
  • 35. Credits• Staff of the Mt. Ephraim Public Schools• Mr. Rafferty & Mr. Hunter• Mrs. Sweeny & Mrs. Gallagher• The M.E.E.A.• The Penn State University Worldwide Campus• Professor John Gross, PSU Technology Integration
  • 36. Sources• www.mtephraimschools.org• www.oncoursesystems.org• Mt. Ephraim Technology Survery 2/2012• Ryan McCallum, Ten Top Reasons For A Teacher Website• The Internet Archive- Wayback Machine• Harry Hanrahan “Evolution of Nicholas Cage’s Hair” www.youtube.com• “Goodnight iPad: a Parody for the next generation” by Ann Droyd
  • 37. • I can use your feedback.• Please take time to complete anonymous the Assessment Rubric. THANKS!• If you would like to volunteer to report to PSU about today’s presentation let me know!• THANK YOU!

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