Edline: Updates and Beyond


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Powerpoint to accompany Sept. 30 Professional Development on updating EDLINE pages. American School of Guatemala.

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Edline: Updates and Beyond

  1. 1. EDLINE: Updates and Beyond!Advanced Tools and SomePrinciples of Effective Design<br />Michael Peters / Phil Bloomstein<br />CAG – September 30, 2009<br />
  2. 2. EDLINE: Updates and Beyond!Advanced Tools and SomePrinciples of Effective Design<br />In this session …<br />Basic Principles of Web Design(currency, clarity, organization, aesthetics)<br />Review of basic skills(ADDING STUFF: calendar, news, documents)<br />Advanced management tools(rosters, email, visibility)<br />Overview of advancedteachingtools(surveys, discussions, tests and interactive assignments)<br />
  3. 3. Basic Principles of Web Design<br />Currency: Pages shouldbeupdatedregularlywith relevant, useful information.<br />Clarity & OrganizationInformation shouldbeclear and easy to access.<br />AestheticsMatterPeople (especially kids) are sophisticated media consumers. You need to make an effort!<br />
  4. 4. Review of Basic EdlineSkills<br />FIX UP YOUR BASIC DESIGN<br />ADDING CONTENT: Alwayskeep in mind: The processisbasically the same for everythingyouwant to add.<br />SOME REMINDERS: Descriptive Titles, (especially on the calendar), File Formats, Organization<br />
  5. 5. ADDING CONTENT: Fixing Up Your Class Design<br />Picture Limitations – 75 kilobites/kb<br />Compress your pictures using <br />Microsoft Office Picture Manager<br />2. Class description – Be, uh, descriptive!<br />
  6. 6. ADDING CONTENT: Links, assignments, whatever … sameprocess! <br />Click the view / edit button<br />Choose the type of content, and click the add button<br />
  7. 7. ADDING CONTENT: Links, assignments, whatever … sameprocess! <br />3. Fill in the summary information (title, etc.) and type in, or upload, the actual information.<br />4. If you want, choose other groups to send the<br /> same document too, then SAVE. Easy!<br />
  8. 8. ADDING CONTENT: Links, assignments, whatever … sameprocess! <br />A COUPLE FINAL THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:<br />File Formats: Save as PDF or Word 97 (for maximum compatitibility)<br />Combined Calendar: Use Course CodesClick here for detailed explanation<br />
  9. 9. Advanced management tools<br />Checkingstudent and parent rosters<br />Email via Edline<br />Visibility<br />ALL VIA COMMAND CENTER<br />
  10. 10. Overview: Advanced Teaching Tools<br />Discussion Boards<br />IDEAS:<br />Facilitate discussion about a particular topic for a class, or gather feedback from a specific group of users, including parents.<br />Class Starters.<br />Various types of writing prompts, debates, book discussions etc.<br />FEATURES:<br />Discussion boards are linear in nature, student reponses fall in order of chronological order.<br />Currently, does not allow “threaded discussions”.<br />A teacher can also upload a picture to include with in a discussion board.<br />Multi Posting<br />Can hide/show responses<br />Can allow anonymous posts,<br />Can require approval before pubishing<br />
  11. 11. Overview: Advanced Teaching Tools<br />Forms/Surveys/Quizzes/Interactive Assignments<br />IDEAS:<br />Sign-up for conferences/collecting information<br />Review quizzes or pre-tests<br />Webquests<br />Generate data for survey/graphing activities in math<br />FEATURES:<br />Different types of questions such as: multiple choice, short answer, drop down list and paragraph answer.<br />Attach files to a quiz, or your students can include an attachment in response to a quiz question.<br />Quizzes/Assignments can be setup to automatically grade student responses, but teacher can override automatic scores.<br />Multi-posting, but seperates classes<br />Specify submitters , and get reports on response status<br />Grade summary report for quizzes<br />
  12. 12. Overview: Advanced Teaching Tools<br />Some other neat stuff<br />Homework Hand-In / Student Submission Folders: <br /> Students collect assignments, and hand them in by uploading files. Edline can track who has handed the task, and you can enter grades which will be automatically sync’d to GradeQuick.<br />Groups<br /> Teachers can create groups (basically it looks and works like another class page). Useful for clubs, teams, projects, Teacher PLCs. They can be reused year-to-year. <br />