Using Weebly to publish e-Portfolios - TCEA 2013

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Weebly allows you to create professional looking online ePortfolios. Their intuitive drag and drop features enable you to quickly and easily publish your work on your own website.

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Using Weebly to publish e-Portfolios - TCEA 2013

  1. 1. “Using Weebly.com to Publish ePortfolios” Valerie R. Burton @MsBisOnline TCEA February 7, 2013 Session # 133551
  2. 2. Let’s create a Weebly.com ePortfolio for yourself or your class that houses essays, photos, digitalstories, presentations, videos and much, much more. Publish a site that you will be proud of for years to come.Thursday, 02/07/2013 5:00PM - 6:30PM , Room 10BFormat PC WorkshopDuration 90-minute
  3. 3. I am Valerie R. Burton, M. Ed.I am an English Language Arts teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana who looks for all opportunities to integrate technology into my classroom.• I blog. http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org/• I tweet. http://twitter.com/MsBisOnline• I share. http://msbisonline.weebly.com/Need to contact me?• MsVRBurton@gmail.com or• MsBpresents@gmail.com• (504) 298-9764• about.me/VRBurton – myself• about.me/BurtonsScholars – my class
  4. 4. Looking for a way to create ePortfolios for you and your students? In this session, we will create anePortfolio for your professional use, and create a student sample for you to use with your students. Use Weebly.com topublish work, create a blog, and connect with others. Weebly.com for ePortfolios ~ Smore poster http://bit.ly/WeeblyMsB
  5. 5. Why just write with pen onpaper when you can post to your own website?
  6. 6. Have youfinished posting to your site?
  7. 7. Weebly for EducatorsWeebly Educator is a free website builder for educatorsand has multiple uses:– Post assignments– Post class information– Import files– Import videos– Import pictures– Create links to other websites– Create digital student portfolios– Create classes and add students– Collect assignments using the Digital Dropbox
  8. 8. • gain an understanding of the importance of developing an ePortfolio.• gather ideas for developing your own ePortfolio.• see suggestions and examples of what to include in your ePortfolio.• explore framework for building professional portfolios for educators and students. 1. Create an account on Weebly.com 2. Adjust the themes to your preferences 3. Add pages 4. Publish your new ePortfolio website
  9. 9. VIP linksReferral code to use for 10 extra student accounts• http://bit.ly/MsBWeebly - go here to create your accountWeeblys resources• http://www.weebly.com/features.phpMy Weebly sites• My ePortfolios - http://MsBisOnline.weebly.com• My sample student site - http://SampleEngSite.weebly.comPresentation Slides for this TCEA convention• http://bit.ly/MsBTCEA
  10. 10. http://bit.ly/MsBWeebly
  11. 11. Already have a Weebly account?Convert your old account to an Educational one and receive all of the benefits.
  12. 12. Fill in your school info .. Or notAnd then watch a demo, set up a class or create another website.
  13. 13. What do want to do with your site?
  14. 14. Select a category
  15. 15. Select the 1st option, it’s free
  16. 16. Your site has beenVoila! created that quickly.
  17. 17. Next, we examine the Tabs• We will quickly look at the tabs that serves as guides for the dashboard.Elements, Design, Pages, Editors and Settings.
  18. 18. Drag and drop the elements that you want and need.
  19. 19. Elements to choose from
  20. 20. Many design themes to choose from
  21. 21. Design optionsChange themes Change your font size/colorsAdd phone number Change theme colorsChange title size/colors Connect Social media
  22. 22. You can change the theme picture by clicking it.When you search for an image, Weeblywill show you results from professional photographers, in addition to free Creative Commons images from Flickr.
  23. 23. Add as many webpagesor blogpages asnecessary
  24. 24. Decide what pagesyou want includedI use this as atemplate for my class.I show them thispicture so that theyknow how to set-uptheir ePortfoliopages.
  25. 25. Page TypesWith page types, you have 4 choices: a landingpage, large header image, short header image, orno header image.
  26. 26. Sample pages• Awards/Scholarships• Coursework• Digital stories• Description of community activities• Goals• Links to relevant websites• Plans for career development• Resume• Videos• Special skills / knowledge, technical skills, etc.
  27. 27. New individual andcollaborative skills are emerging.
  28. 28. You can add others (or other emailaddresses) as editors of your website
  29. 29. Weebly for Education is Perfect for You and Your Students• Use it for creating classroom websites, student e- portfolios, and websites for assigned projects.• Their drag & drop website editor is simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages.• Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control.• No HTML or technical skills required!• Weebly was named one of TIMEs 50 Best Websites of the year.
  30. 30. Weebly for Education allows you to create sites for students or classroom projectsJust click add students
  31. 31. Weebly is easy to manipulate• Add / Edit text• Change text fonts• Create links• Add PDFs and other documents• Alter page layouts with multiple columns• Upload Images – create a gallery• Create a slideshow
  32. 32. Many, Many, Many Options• Add a calendar• Add a Google map• Add a Twitter feed• Add a search field• Create a contact form• Add an RSS feed• Create a forum• Add an email newsletter or form• Add a poll• Add other embeddable content• Edit HTML/CSS of a theme
  33. 33. Weebly.com for ePortfolios and easy websites–Class website – publish announcements, tips and reminders for parents and students–Class ePortfolio – collect assignments and artifacts to be showed off and shared.–Student ePortfolio - highlight classwork, community service activities, awards and recognitions.
  34. 34. http://www.weebly.com/A quick How To video
  35. 35. How I use (or plan to use)… My Weebly sites http://4eportfolios.weebly.com http://MsBisOnline.weebly.comhttp://SampleEngSite.weebly.com
  36. 36. Let’s get readyyyyy to publish!!!!I have a Weebly ePortfolio /website… Now What?Well, here comes the fun part now!!!!Here are some things that you can dowith your new site
  37. 37. Collaborative projectsCollaboration teams post• a detailed outline of their project• a log of the conversation and decision-making that went into constructing and executing the project• a final presentation.Each team should design its own assessment rubricby editing a webpage to show all the features of anexcellent project.
  38. 38. Lexicon teams* Each week, a team of students will edit apage to collaboratively identify and definekey words and phrases from that week’sreadings and class discussion.
  39. 39. E-book teams*Each week, a team of four studentsworks between meetings of class sessionsto update an enhanced e-book thatincludes the notes, lexicon entries, andmindmaps for that week, with graphics,text, and live links.* In addition, e-book teams develop awebpage on best practices andprocedures.
  40. 40. Blog Reflections*Students can be required to post a short (a few sentencesor a short paragraph) synopsis of each reading in thestudent’s blog. Students can be requested to create• a short dialog between the authors of each week’s texts• list ways in which the subject of the texts could affect the student’s life or society• reflect on the implications of the texts for life online in the future• answer their own key questions from their own perspective
  41. 41. Real-time note-taking and backchannel• Teams of four take notes using a real-time note-taking handing off to another team every half hour, publishing their notes to the class site after the end of the class session.• Students can use collaborative tools to engage in parallel, relevant online discussion in real time through the web, Facebook, Twitter, or Facebook.
  42. 42. VIP linksReferral code to use for 10 extra student accounts• http://bit.ly/MsBWeebly - go here to create your accountWeeblys resources• http://www.weebly.com/features.phpMy Weebly sites• My ePortfolios - http://MsBisOnline.weebly.com• My sample student site - http://SampleEngSite.weebly.comPresentation Slides for this TCEA convention• http://bit.ly/MsBTCEA
  43. 43. Contact me if you need me I am an English Language Arts teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana who looks for all opportunities to integrate technology into my classroom. I blog. http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org/ I tweet. http://twitter.com/MsBisOnline I share. http://msbisonline.weebly.com/ Need to contact me? MsVRBurton@gmail.com or MsBpresents@gmail.com (504) 298-9764 about.me/VRBurton – myself about.me/BurtonsScholars – my class
  44. 44. How can I accessyour handout and presentation if I want them?
  45. 45. Any Questions ? ? ?
  46. 46. Session Evaluation• Please provide feedback on my awesome session through the convention mobile app or online survey at: www.tcea.org/surveys• My session number (133551)
  47. 47. Thank you for coming and I hope that youenjoyed the session.Need to contact me?MsVRBurton@gmail.com orMsBpresents@gmail.com(504) 298-9764about.me/VRBurton – myselfabout.me/BurtonsScholars – my class

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