SchoolWires Presentation - Night 3

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SchoolWires Presentation - Night 3

  1. 1. SchoolWires for the Advanced User November 3, 2009 Shaun Creighton
  2. 2. 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>
  3. 3. 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>
  4. 4. Putting Documents Online <ul><li>Questions to ask: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What will the user need to do with this document? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Print – better to use PDF </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Edit – better to use original document </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>View online – better to embed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How complicated is the document? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple – OK to leave in original form </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Complex – better to convert to PDF and/or embed </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Original Format <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only way for users to edit the original </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appearance is not always maintained (different fonts, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>compatibility issues between versions, software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MS documents don’t always load well in browsers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. PDF <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appearance is maintained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acrobat Reader software is near-universal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loads well in web browsers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>users cannot edit original document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>some users are not comfortable downloading/saving files </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Embeddable Content <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appearance is usually maintained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loads right in the web browser … nothing to download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no extra software required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>easy to share with others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>requires reliable Internet connection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>requires fairly new version of browser, Flash plugin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>minor appearance differences (like PowerPoint animations) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Putting Documents Online <ul><li>Three Steps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a format and convert (if necessary) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload your document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to SchoolWires </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to 3 rd party service (Scribd, Slideshare, etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to it or embed it in your page </li></ul></ul>

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