SchoolWires - Night 1

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SchoolWires - Night 1

  1. 1. SchoolWires for the Advanced User October 20, 2009 Shaun Creighton
  2. 2. Course Outline <ul><li>Night 1: Intro. to SchoolWires & Web Design </li></ul><ul><li>Accessing SchoolWires </li></ul><ul><li>Website professionalism </li></ul><ul><li>SchoolWires terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Types of SchoolWires pages </li></ul><ul><li>Web design guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing your site </li></ul>
  3. 3. Course Outline <ul><li>Night 2: Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>Uploading and using images </li></ul><ul><li>Creating photo galleries </li></ul><ul><li>Creating and embedding videos </li></ul><ul><li>Creating podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics and copyright concerns </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Outline <ul><li>Night 3: Creating the Online Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Online documents/handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Online assignments/activities </li></ul><ul><li>Online presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Online assessments/surveys </li></ul>
  5. 5. Course Outline <ul><li>Night 4: Advanced SchoolWires Techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Blocks </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbox </li></ul><ul><li>Positioning </li></ul><ul><li>Minibase (Directories & Lists) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Course Outline <ul><li>Night 5: Putting it All Together </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating websites </li></ul><ul><li>Validating websites </li></ul><ul><li>Finishing touches </li></ul><ul><li>Share your work </li></ul><ul><li>Course evaluation </li></ul>
  7. 7. A Tour of our SchoolWires Website District home page button School menu Search Edit your site
  8. 8. A Tour of our SchoolWires Website Channels Sections Pages
  9. 9. If a SchoolWires website were a file cabinet … A drawer would be a channel. A folder would be a section. The papers would be pages .
  10. 10. Roles in SchoolWires <ul><li>Site Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in charge of the entire district website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>example: Jeff LaBenz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subsite Director </li></ul><ul><ul><li>in charge of a school/department website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>example: Me (and other school webmasters) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Section Editor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can edit particular sections within a subsite </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: You! </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Roles in SchoolWires <ul><li>Students/Parents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can sign up to customize their SchoolWires experience (but can’t edit anything) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: your students and their parents </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Public </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can see the website as it is with no changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: everyone </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Remember … <ul><li>When you save a page on SchoolWires, it is usually instantly available online for the world to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Double-check your content to make sure it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>is accurate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>uses proper spelling and grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is appropriate for all audiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>maintains the highest level of professionalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>follows the law (copyright, FERPA, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Time to Organize Your Site!
  14. 14. Types of SchoolWires Pages <ul><li>Flex page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>basic page, multiple uses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Article library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>good for news items or announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can include due dates and other info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>good for lists of websites </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Logging In to SchoolWires <ul><li>www.mychandlerschools.org </li></ul><ul><li>Click Sign In button in upper right corner. </li></ul><ul><li>Username: same as GroupWise </li></ul><ul><li>Password: apple (unless you have changed it) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Web Design Guidelines usability.gov

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