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ExtremeMakeover:ClassroomWebsite Edition                    CUE Conference 2011Brent ColeyTovashal Elementary School | Mur...
It’s been said thateveryone has a twin…
Pull out yourcell phones…
Text Coley to 50500 anda link to onlineresources frommy session willbe sent to your  cell phone.
www.mrcoley.com/cue   Text Coley    to 50500
contxts.com
Without why,how is irrelevant.
What we’ll cover today:• Website creation options• General tips and suggestions  for your website• 10 ideas for taking you...
Website Creation Options:• Weebly  – Free• TeacherWeb  – $39/year (free one-month trial)• Google Sites  – Free• Posterous ...
General Tips & Suggestions• Rome wasn’t built in a day, and  neither are good websites.
General Tips & Suggestions• Search the Web for quality  examples of classroom websites.
General Tips & Suggestions• Know your limits.
General Tips & Suggestions• Keep it current.                        Arrggh! This                       information is     ...
General Tips & Suggestions• Give credit where credit is due.      Stealing
General Tips & Suggestions• Don’t put too much on a single  page.
General Tips & Suggestions• Be cautious of flashy effects (e.g.  background music, cursor trails)  “World’s Worst Website”
General Tips & Suggestions• Brand your site by purchasing a  domain name. www.websitename.com www.mrsraines.com www.raines...
10 Ideas for Taking yourClassroom Website to theNext Level
Good classroom websitesdo two things:1. Provide visitors with   valuable information/   resources2. Give visitors a reason...
The Big Question:“How can I give my visitorsa reason to come back?”• New/changing content• Interactivity• Student content
Idea #1Student Clubs/Contests•   Mastery Club•   Cranium Commanders•   Club Ed•   Weekly Homophone    Challenge
Idea #2                  Ideas:                         1. Student Clubs/                            ContestsAudio• Websit...
Bonus Idea        Ideas:                  1. Student Clubs/                     ContestsAudio Sub Plans   2. Audio   Example
Idea #3                             Ideas:                                    1. Student Clubs/                           ...
My inspiration…
Idea #3                             Ideas:                                    1. Student Clubs/                           ...
Idea #3           Ideas:                  1. Student Clubs/                     ContestsVideo/Animation   2. Audio
Idea #4                Ideas:                       1. Student Clubs/                          ContestsWeb Polls          ...
Idea #5                       Ideas:                              1. Student Clubs/                                 Contes...
Idea #6                          Ideas:                                 1. Student Clubs/                                 ...
Idea #7                     Ideas:                            1. Student Clubs/                               ContestsStud...
Idea #8                         Ideas:                                1. Student Clubs/                                   ...
Dr. Martin Luther King’s“I Have a Dream” Speech
Patrick Henry’s“Liberty or Death” Speech
Idea #8                  Ideas:                         1. Student Clubs/                            ContestsAlternatives ...
Idea #9                 Ideas:                        1. Student Clubs/                           ContestsSite Statistics ...
Idea #10                  Ideas:                          1. Student Clubs/                             ContestsTwitter   ...
Online Resources• Web Links        www.mrcoley.com/cue• Examples of  Classroom  Websites• Printer-friendly  Handout• Onlin...
Session Evaluation                     Scan this code with                      your smartphone                      and c...
Contact InformationBrent ColeyWebsite: www.mrcoley.comBlog: www.brentcoley.comEmail: brent@mrcoley.comTwitter: www.twitter...
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition
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Extreme Makeover: Classroom Website Edition

  1. 1. ExtremeMakeover:ClassroomWebsite Edition CUE Conference 2011Brent ColeyTovashal Elementary School | Murrieta Valley USDwww.mrcoley.com (Classroom Website)www.brentcoley (Blog)brent@mrcoley.com
  2. 2. It’s been said thateveryone has a twin…
  3. 3. Pull out yourcell phones…
  4. 4. Text Coley to 50500 anda link to onlineresources frommy session willbe sent to your cell phone.
  5. 5. www.mrcoley.com/cue Text Coley to 50500
  6. 6. contxts.com
  7. 7. Without why,how is irrelevant.
  8. 8. What we’ll cover today:• Website creation options• General tips and suggestions for your website• 10 ideas for taking your classroom website to the next level• One bonus idea…
  9. 9. Website Creation Options:• Weebly – Free• TeacherWeb – $39/year (free one-month trial)• Google Sites – Free• Posterous – Free• Wix – Free
  10. 10. General Tips & Suggestions• Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither are good websites.
  11. 11. General Tips & Suggestions• Search the Web for quality examples of classroom websites.
  12. 12. General Tips & Suggestions• Know your limits.
  13. 13. General Tips & Suggestions• Keep it current. Arrggh! This information is three months old!
  14. 14. General Tips & Suggestions• Give credit where credit is due. Stealing
  15. 15. General Tips & Suggestions• Don’t put too much on a single page.
  16. 16. General Tips & Suggestions• Be cautious of flashy effects (e.g. background music, cursor trails) “World’s Worst Website”
  17. 17. General Tips & Suggestions• Brand your site by purchasing a domain name. www.websitename.com www.mrsraines.com www.rainesmath.com
  18. 18. 10 Ideas for Taking yourClassroom Website to theNext Level
  19. 19. Good classroom websitesdo two things:1. Provide visitors with valuable information/ resources2. Give visitors a reason to come back
  20. 20. The Big Question:“How can I give my visitorsa reason to come back?”• New/changing content• Interactivity• Student content
  21. 21. Idea #1Student Clubs/Contests• Mastery Club• Cranium Commanders• Club Ed• Weekly Homophone Challenge
  22. 22. Idea #2 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsAudio• Website greeting• Project instructions• Podcasts
  23. 23. Bonus Idea Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsAudio Sub Plans 2. Audio Example
  24. 24. Idea #3 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsVideo/Animation 2. Audio• Classroom preview• Site guided-tour• Tutorial Videos – (Ex. 1 / Ex. 2)• TeacherTube• Animoto – (Ex. 1 / Ex. 2)• Voki (Ex. 1 / Ex. 2)• Slideshows• Flippable PDFs
  25. 25. My inspiration…
  26. 26. Idea #3 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsVideo/Animation 2. Audio• Classroom preview• Site guided-tour• Tutorial Videos – (Ex. 1 / Ex. 2)• TeacherTube• Animoto – (Ex. 1 / Ex. 2)• Voki (Ex. 1 / Ex. 2)• Slideshows• Flippable PDFs
  27. 27. Idea #3 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsVideo/Animation 2. Audio
  28. 28. Idea #4 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsWeb Polls 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation• mrcoley.com• mrgann.com• TeachingVision.org
  29. 29. Idea #5 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsWidgets 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls• BrainPop Featured Movie• Word of the Day• Surf the Net for Kids• Shelfari• Weather
  30. 30. Idea #6 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsBlogs 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls 5. Widgets• The Daily Blog• The Room 34 Book Blog• Room 4 Blog Spot• Mr. Boyer’s Classroom Blog
  31. 31. Idea #7 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsStudent Work 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls 5. Widgets 6. Blogs• Mrs. Smith’s Student Showcase• mrcoley.com SimpleViewer
  32. 32. Idea #8 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsWordle 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls 5. Widgets 6. Blogs 7. Student Work• Student names• Content vocabulary• Student of the Week• Text from famous speeches• mrcoley.com• Room 4
  33. 33. Dr. Martin Luther King’s“I Have a Dream” Speech
  34. 34. Patrick Henry’s“Liberty or Death” Speech
  35. 35. Idea #8 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsAlternatives to Wordle 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls 5. Widgets• ABCya! 6. Blogs 7. Student Work• Tagul• WordItOut• TagCrowd• ImageChef
  36. 36. Idea #9 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsSite Statistics 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls 5. Widgets 6. Blogs• Speaking of History 7. Student Work 8. Wordle• mrcoley.com• Ms. Jasztal
  37. 37. Idea #10 Ideas: 1. Student Clubs/ ContestsTwitter 2. Audio 3. Video/Animation 4. Web Polls 5. Widgets 6. Blogs Publicize your site by 7. Student Work 8. Wordle tweeting. 9. Site Statistics
  38. 38. Online Resources• Web Links www.mrcoley.com/cue• Examples of Classroom Websites• Printer-friendly Handout• Online Session Evaluation Don’t forget to complete an evaluation!
  39. 39. Session Evaluation Scan this code with your smartphone and complete the evaluation now!
  40. 40. Contact InformationBrent ColeyWebsite: www.mrcoley.comBlog: www.brentcoley.comEmail: brent@mrcoley.comTwitter: www.twitter.com/brentcoley

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