Taking your website to the next level

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Presentation to Wisconsin Lutheran State Teacher's Conference on October 29th at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, WI by Martin Spriggs.

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  • Mona Lisa - Leonardo Da Vinci – owner: Government of France

    Put ideas in a mindmap

    Good art:
    People enjoy
    Linger
    Tell others about
    Remember
    Respond
  • Escher – Impossible Cube

    Content needs to be current
  • Picasso – The Dream

    Ask for a logo from class for Kuler
    Edit a photo with Picnik…grab one from WELS.net images
  • Claude Monet – On The Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt

    Video camera recommendations
    Focus on sound
    Consider lighting

    Vimeo (search for WELS)

    Animoto
    Easy way to add interesting promo
    Play home page intro video and then alphabet video

    Flickr … upload and embed (kids folder)
    Copyright
    Privacy
  • Georgia O’Keeffe - Ram's Head White Hollyhock and Little Hills
    Extra Credit: Born in Sun Prairie, WI

    VoiceThread
    Classroom winner, parents commenting on projects
    Drives traffic/interest

    Artsonia
    - Use iframe and search for Peace Lutheran

  • Auguste Rodin – The Thinker

    www.peacehartford.org/martin
    mspriggs.edublogs.org

    www.edublogs.org

    List events

  • Taking your website to the next level

    1. 1. Taking Your Website To… Martin Spriggs WELS Chief Technology Officer martin.spriggs@wels.net
    2. 2. What makes a good school website great? • School – Audience & Purpose? • Classroom • This is art, not just science or
    3. 3. Four Dimensions • Design • Media • Interactivity – Social – Forms • Content
    4. 4. Design • Managing Color/Layout – Kuler – Coding – White Space • Images – Picnik – iStockphoto • Designers – WELSTech Wiki
    5. 5. Media • Video – The new web site standard! – 3rd Party Embeds • YouTube/Vimeo • Animoto • Galleries – Flickr
    6. 6. Interactivity • Social – Facebook – VoiceThread – Artsonia • Forms – YouCanBook.me – SignAppNow.com
    7. 7. Content • Really Simple Syndication (RSS) – Blogs – News • Edublogs • Promote event… not institution
    8. 8. Stuff • Links: http://www.diigo.com/list/mspriggs/wlstc2010websites • Presentation: http://slidesha.re/websitenextlevel

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