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WEBSITES• A website or web site is the same thing as a web page. o True or False o Terms 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? Let’s see why…
Students, teachers, administrators and parents are increasinglyrecognizing the value of social learning in both their personal andprofessional lives. (Source: http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/SocialLearning_2012.html)
WHAT DO THEY(e.g., admin, principals, students) WANT?
IS MAKING A TEACHER WEBSITE WORTH THE TIME? • School (and class) information is shared more effectively and efficiently with parents. • Helps to extend the learning beyond the school… • Increases parental engagement in the learning process and student achievement • COMMUNICATION • ACCESSIBILITY • PARTICIPATION
VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF A TEACHER WEBSITE Design Content Site infoMenu
VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF A TEACHER WEBSITEDESIGN: Make your own brand as a professional teacher. • Consistency of design elements • Fonts, colors, decoration themes, etc. • Contrast to distinguish between foreground and background elements. • Proximity & Alignment of relevant materials • Adding space, indentation… • Spacing • Some space helps viewers to read and focus on the content.
Compare…(& Think about the goals of teacher website: to communicate, share... )Consistency Proximity & Alignment http://www.007museum.com/ http://www.007museum.com/ http://newyorkscienceteacher.com/sci/ http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ pages/teacher-sites.php SpacingContrast http://ilovetypography.com/ http://www.raft.org/ http://www.arngren.net/ http://teachers.net/*Explore other teacher websites at Most importantly…http://delicious.com/anneleftwich/teacher_website NO BROKEN LINKS!!!
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