Project 2: Website Creation• How does this incorporate into a BlendedLearning environment?• How can I use it in my currentenvironment?• How will it improve student learning andachievement?
Why use a website?The website will become your Classroom Hub!Classroom Resource Center - for you to store lessons, videos, assignments, andother materialsPlace the materials here on your website for lessons. You can organize theresources how you see fit; by lesson, topic, objectives, etc.Communication - from you to the parents, from you to the students, and vice versaYou can place the most up-to-date information regarding lessons, field trips, andprojects in a website.Its Accessible - for students, parents, colleaguesThey can easily locate information regarding your classroom.
How do I make my website effective?Your website will be a "living, breathing thing" that you willconstantly change and monitor throughout the school year.• Establish your website at the beginning of the year!http://edudemic.com/2013/01/4-ideas-to-get-students-familiar-with-teacher-websites/• Set management goals for yourself to create a dynamic online presence.• Guide students and parents to your website frequently; on a daily or weeklybasis. http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/689• Use language that is clear and concise.
How will I create my classroom website?1. Login with your information.2. Add a New Sitea. New Titleb. Type-Educationc. Establish a domain3. Choose a Design (how it will look, your theme)4. Create Pagesa. Four main pagesb. Include subpages in the main pagesi. for subjectsii. for blog5. Add and Explore Elements (content) for yourpages/subpages
Great Classroom Website Exampleshttp://www.ourclassweb.com/page5_students.htmhttp://klein21.weebly.com/http://ripplingpond.weebly.com/blog.htmlhttp://mitton5.weebly.com/index.htmlhttp://jharding.weebly.com/index.html
Using Weebly Beyond a Classroom WebsiteInteractive Web Lesson: http://foodweblesson.weebly.com/Showcase Lesson: http://digitalmythsmrsschaars4thgrade.weebly.com/Online Portfolio: http://rita4webtools.weebly.com/index.html
Project 1: Website CreationDiscussion• How does this incorporate into a BlendedLearning environment?• How can I use it in my currentenvironment?• How will it improve student learning andachievement?