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  • Intro page – have on screen as folks enter.
  • Ask folks to introduce themselves Which one describes you best – 1,2,3,4,5 How many 1’s? – Leave now 2’s? 3’s? 4’s – This workshop is for you 5’s? - This workshop is REALLY for you
  • Talk about planning the future of the web site.
  • This allows your successor to take over smoothly Look at the structure of the address.
  • Of course you can think of a million ways to link your students to library resources & activities…
  • Create a conference notes page. Upload “works in progress” that you want to work on at school AND at home. Create a passworded video & files page for videos, pictures, files etc. for easy access and personal use. Create a Committees section on your page to keep notes and resources. ( Example )
  • Put your lessons (including PowerPoint presentations) online so that you can open them from any computer. Also, students who were absent can view them later. Create a blog. Right now the blog feature is not very good. It might improve in the future. Post Forms (For example ) Post slide shows
  • The old adage.
  • Where to find free pictures.
  • Show briefly - resources for folks to look at later.
  • Show briefly - school web pages for folks to look at later.
  • Check on remaining time…..
  • Things to cover in tour of my site: Page and sub-page organization Side navigation Center navigation Breadcrumb trails It's all about making it work for your patrons .
  • Tutorials/Help Manual Create a standard page Create a "goto" page Add a section Turn sections on/off & sort order of sections and pages Change section icons
  • MORE Design – change links, add pix etc. Difference between adding pix through the images tab and through the gallery icon on editing page Difference between links tab and embedding hyperlinks into editing page
  • Go onto this for longer workshops. For shorter workshops just mention this is something they can skip.
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    • 1. School World Making It Work For You RACHS Library Home Page  »  Workshops  »  School World: Making It Work For You http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/index.cfm Slideshow Available at: http://www.slideshare.net/wanderingbooknut OR
    • 2. Which best describes you?
      • Your School World web site is up and heavily used. You are an expert with all or most of School World features.
      • Your School World web pages are up and used by many. You feel really comfortable with your abilities, but are looking for more tips.
      • You have a login and have created a few simple pages.
      • You have a web page hosted elsewhere and are resisting the switch.
      • School World? What's that?
    • 3. Here’s a Thought.....
      • You won't be working at your school forever.....  
      Gananda Staff How we dressed in High School. Note my colonial outfit 
    • 4. Think about your successor
      • Consider your login. 
      • Should it be your name, or the name of your library?
      • For example:
      • http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/index.cfm
    • 5. SCHOOL WORLD
      • Of course you can think of a million ways to link your students to library resources & activities…
      More Useful Than You Might Think….
    • 6. You can also…
      • Create a conference notes page.
      • Upload “works in progress” that you want to work on at school AND at home.
      • Create a passworded video & files page for videos, pictures, files etc. for easy access and personal use.
      • Create a “Committees” section to keep notes and resources. ( Example ) http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/technology.cfm
    • 7. More Ideas …
      • Put your lessons (including PowerPoint presentations) online so that you can open them from any computer. Also, students who were absent can view them later.
      • Create a blog. Right now the blog feature is not very good. It might improve in the future.
      • Post Forms (For example ) http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/forms.cfm
      • Post slide shows
    • 8. Planning Your Site Measure twice, cut once.
    • 9. Pictures http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/workshops.cfm?subpage=542424
    • 10. Tips & Resources http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/workshops.cfm?subpage=518055
    • 11. School World
      • Sites to explore
      http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary/workshops.cfm?subpage=523616
    • 12. BEWARE!!
      • Here come the details
      • Get out the hook if I ramble on too long….
    • 13. Organizing Your Site
      • Let's navigate the   RACHS Library site
      • Page and sub-page organization
      • Side navigation
      • Center navigation
      • Breadcrumb trails
      • It's all about making it work for your patrons .
      http://www.gananda.org/webpages/hslibrary /
    • 14. Editing Page Main Menu Options
      • Tutorials/Help Manual
      • Create a standard page
      • Create a "goto" page
      • Add a section
      • Turn sections on/off & sort order of sections and pages
      • Change section icons
      http://www.gananda.org/staff/
    • 15. More …
      • Design – change links, add pix etc.
      • Difference between adding pix through the images tab and through the gallery icon on editing page
      • Difference between links tab and embedding hyperlinks into editing page
    • 16. Practice Page

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