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Schoolwires Webtraining master

  1. 1. <ul><li>Scott Cox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dave Montalvo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jean Thorpe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kristin Hokanson </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pete Vreeland </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>SCHOOLWIRES Summer 2006 Web Site Training
  2. 2. <ul><li>To communicate expectations and information to both parents and students.  </li></ul><ul><li>To build trust among teachers, students, families. </li></ul><ul><li>To streamline your professional responsibilities </li></ul>District Goals
  3. 3. Background <ul><li>Today we will work on developing your new site at umasd.schoolwires.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.umasd.org will still display all of the information on your old site until 9/5/2006 </li></ul><ul><li>On that day, www.umasd.org will begin hosting the new pages we are developing today. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Web Page Overview <ul><li>New Web Page System--Schoolwires </li></ul><ul><li>See http:// www.schoolwires.com /inspiration for examples </li></ul><ul><li>District Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorming Potential </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a WebSite? <ul><li>It can be a Bulletin Board. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a Newsletter. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a Chalkboard. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be an Assignment Book. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a Library. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be a Digital Tool. </li></ul><ul><li>What can it replace/supplement? </li></ul>
  6. 6. BRAINSTORM
  7. 7. District Expectations <ul><li>Teacher Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Contact Information </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Policies and Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments** </li></ul><ul><li>Important Dates </li></ul><ul><li>Links to Resources </li></ul><ul><li>“ Hits” Counter </li></ul>NOTE: PLEASE GIVE FEEDBACK TO PRINCIPALS!
  8. 8. Types of Pages <ul><li>District has created a template for your use. </li></ul><ul><li>If you choose to modify or supplement this basic design, other formats are available. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today you will take THIS , and turn it into something like THIS </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Important Reminders <ul><li>You bear SOLE responsibility for your site. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check your spelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Update frequently </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Parts of your Page MyStart Bar Channel Bar Title Bar Page Content Links to Your Pages Breadcrumbs
  11. 11. Available Pages <ul><li>Flex Page </li></ul><ul><li>Blank </li></ul><ul><li>Type in info just like in Word </li></ul><ul><li>You can paste in documents you already have in Word </li></ul><ul><li>Article Library </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments List page </li></ul><ul><li>Type in titles, descriptions, and text of assigments. </li></ul><ul><li>File Library </li></ul><ul><li>List of links to documents from Word, Power Point, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>You type in title and description </li></ul><ul><li>You must upload the documents </li></ul><ul><li>Documents to download (and save you copying) </li></ul><ul><li>Link Library </li></ul><ul><li>List of Links </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sign In <ul><li>Go to umasd.schoolwires.com </li></ul>Sign in first initial – last name “ changeme” Then click on your name in the directory
  13. 13. Change your password Access my info Scroll down to change password
  14. 14. OPEN UP SITE MANAGER Open up site manager
  15. 15. OPEN UP SITE MANAGER Open up site manager
  16. 16. By the time we leave for lunch, you should be able to: <ul><li>Sign in at www.schoolwires.umasd.org </li></ul><ul><li>Change your passcode </li></ul><ul><li>Edit the template pages </li></ul><ul><li>Update your calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Make new pages </li></ul><ul><li>Activate/deactivate pages </li></ul><ul><li>Create an email alert </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule the pages to appear/ disappear </li></ul>
  17. 17. Common Problems <ul><ul><li>You make a page but forget to save it. Solution: Save it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You make a page and think you saved it, but it doesn’t save. Solution: Disable your pop-up blocker! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You make a page and save it, but it doesn’t appear on your site. Solution: Mark it active! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Where to Go For Help <ul><li>Then e-mail [email_address] </li></ul>Tutorials Community & Support Help
  19. 19. Other Important Reminders <ul><li>You bear sole responsibility for your site content. Check your links, check your spelling, keep it updated, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>There are three “paste” commands. Some carry-over bothersome formatting from your other application. Try all three! </li></ul><ul><li>Upload your files, pictures into folders. This keeps your work speedier and easier to find. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Competencies: Can you… <ul><li>sign in at umasd. schoolwires.com? </li></ul><ul><li>change your password? </li></ul><ul><li>edit the template pages? </li></ul><ul><li>update your calendar </li></ul><ul><li>make new pages? </li></ul><ul><li>activate/inactivate pages? </li></ul><ul><li>create an e-mail alert? </li></ul><ul><li>schedule the appearance/disappearance of pages? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Afternoon Agenda <ul><li>Site Development! </li></ul><ul><li>You will be free to work on assembling your site and learning any tools you will need. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus Groups, Collaboration, and Peer Coaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customizing Page Hierarchies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating Surveys, & Quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasting & Blogging </li></ul></ul>

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