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Class Websites…. Get Your     Students Involved Presenter: Ana Fairbanks, M.Ed.      Elementary School Teacher   Email: af...
Follow Along with Me Today   Have your laptop with you today? Want    to review this again later?       Find my PowerPoi...
Why Have a Class Website?   Efficiency   Ownership/Class Community   Resources   Connection   Relevance - Kids expect...
Website Components   Essential Web Pages -                   Fun and Useful Extras -    Starting Point                  ...
Taking it to the Next Step…                    CommunicationStudent Ownership                          Informed  over Lear...
Getting Students Involved   Web-Quests       Internet-based lessons and        activities                      home-sch...
Getting Students Involved   Class Comments    = Class Blog/Online Journal       Provides an opportunity for        Impo...
Getting Students(and Parents) Involved           iPad App – Educreations               Visual-Audio Lessons             ...
Make Your Website an           Information Hub   Spelling List                 Website Collection       have a differen...
Make Your Website an           Information Hub   Homework Calendar                  Class News       Keep a record of  ...
Make Your Website an      Information Hub   Parent Page       Weekly “Note from the Teacher”            Instead of send...
Example Class Websites   5th Grade - Shutterfly.com    http://mrsfairbanksfabulousfifthgraders.shutterfly.com   4th Grad...
Get Started Now, Use it Immediately   Level 1 – Provide Information       Add a new component to your website        whi...
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Class Website - Get Your Students Involved

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Class Website - Get Your Students Involved

  1. 1. Class Websites…. Get Your Students Involved Presenter: Ana Fairbanks, M.Ed. Elementary School Teacher Email: afairbanksonline@gmail.com
  2. 2. Follow Along with Me Today Have your laptop with you today? Want to review this again later?  Find my PowerPoint Presentation on www.slideshare.com  Search: Ana Fairbanks  Scroll down a few slides (about 4 slides down)  Click on: Class Websites – Get You Students Involved
  3. 3. Why Have a Class Website? Efficiency Ownership/Class Community Resources Connection Relevance - Kids expect 21st century classrooms (and that’s a good thing) Adapted from Jim Moulton’s article on edutopia.org
  4. 4. Website Components Essential Web Pages -  Fun and Useful Extras - Starting Point Make it Work for YOUR Classroom  Home Page  Class News  Spelling List  Website Collections  Homework  Web Quests  Parent Page  Book Lists  Newsletters  Contact Information  Blog/Journal*  Links – Online Scholastic  Learning Tools Book Orders  Art Work/Student Work  Back to School Night Examples* Information
  5. 5. Taking it to the Next Step… CommunicationStudent Ownership Informed over Learning Parents/Students Home-School Link
  6. 6. Getting Students Involved Web-Quests  Internet-based lessons and activities  home-school connection  Can be used as an anticipatory activity, review, exploration…  Step-by-step directions help students complete tasks independently
  7. 7. Getting Students Involved Class Comments = Class Blog/Online Journal  Provides an opportunity for  Important – Consider the students to provide input best ways to keep all  Lesson/Theme-based messages organized and  Essential Questions all students accountable  Students get to be “heard” for their words
  8. 8. Getting Students(and Parents) Involved  iPad App – Educreations  Visual-Audio Lessons recorded on iPad  Can be saved and uploaded to Internet  Teacher-lead or Student-lead Lessons  Student/Parent Help at home for homework  Ensure lesson delivery with subs  Active student involvement
  9. 9. Make Your Website an Information Hub Spelling List  Website Collection  have a different  keep a running list of student type up the helpful websites weekly Spelling List students can use to onto your class support their learning website each week  have students find and add (w/ approval) suggestions  provides a go-to when parents are looking for extra ways to help their child in specific areas
  10. 10. Make Your Website an Information Hub Homework Calendar  Class News  Keep a record of  Weekly Schedule  daily assignments, and/or Newsletter  upcoming test  List current Units and  project due dates Projects, with links to  class and school support learning activities/events  Recognize Student Project Directions Achievements  Upload PDF and/or  Assign a student to Word Document copies type up a “Blog” of all project directions & rubrics entry for each week
  11. 11. Make Your Website an Information Hub Parent Page  Weekly “Note from the Teacher”  Instead of sending a paper newsletter or email to parents each week, direct them to the class website  Anything parents need to know should be posted here, with links and attachments as needed  Back to School Night Information  Upload your Presentation Slideshow (in case anyone couldn’t make it)  Make a list of “must remembers” about procedures and routines that are most important  Include a list of the class supplies needed for the year
  12. 12. Example Class Websites 5th Grade - Shutterfly.com http://mrsfairbanksfabulousfifthgraders.shutterfly.com 4th Grade - Weebly.com www.fourthgradefrogs.weebly.com All Grades http://www.amazingclassroom.com/examples.asp
  13. 13. Get Started Now, Use it Immediately Level 1 – Provide Information  Add a new component to your website which will keep students and/or parents up- to-date on what’s happening in your class Level 2 – Create a Web Quest  Using a current unit as inspiration, research, organize, and create a Web Quest for your students to complete… tomorrow. Level 3 – Upload an Educreations Lesson using your iPad

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