8 Gp Web Publication Workshop V03

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8 Gp Web Publication Workshop V03

  1. 1. 8 th Grade Project The Walker School Brian Surkan
  2. 2. Web 2.0 Publication Options <ul><li>Weblogs (blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Web Site </li></ul><ul><li>Video Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>File Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Bookmarks </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics / Metering </li></ul><ul><li>Syndication / Subscription </li></ul>
  3. 3. Weblogs (Blogs) <ul><li>Usually updated and maintained by very few users </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Journaling (reverse-chronological order) </li></ul><ul><li>May contain embedded multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>syndication – subscribe to dynamic summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Linkbacks – automatic citation notifications </li></ul><ul><li>Comments may be allowed on posts </li></ul><ul><li>Links, archives, and search functions often supported </li></ul><ul><li>Often lacks file storage space </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: walker8gp / surkanstance / mises.org blog </li></ul><ul><li>Free hosts: Blogger / WordPress / Edublogs / blog.com </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikis <ul><li>Many users, even millions, may contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Registered users can overwrite the changes of others </li></ul><ul><li>Version histories usually kept of changes </li></ul><ul><li>Shared Web pages with distributed contribution </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible structure and layout </li></ul><ul><li>Often files may be uploaded and stored on the wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: Wikipedia / Our Lost Children </li></ul><ul><li>Free hosts: Wikispaces / pbworks </li></ul>
  5. 5. Internet File Sharing <ul><li>Files can be very server space intensive </li></ul><ul><li>Syndication of individual files often supported </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word/Excel/PowerPoint: docs.google.com / Skydrive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slides: sliderocket.com / slideshare.net / authorstream </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Podcasts: podbean / mypodcast.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video: Vimeo / YouTube / Yahoo Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photos: Flikr / Webshots / Snapfish / Shutterfly </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online file creation and editing sometimes supported </li></ul><ul><li>Entire Workspaces can be shared </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Workspaces: http://workspace.officelive.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. File Format Selection <ul><li>Make it simple and intuitive to see/use your files </li></ul><ul><li>Minimize new windows and download warnings </li></ul><ul><li>Embed wherever appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Protect yourself from inappropriate borrowing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted PDFs for view only documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid editable files when possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set file security privileges appropriately </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Save editable files in universal formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., use Office 2003 rather than Office 2007 formats </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Shared Calendars <ul><li>Calendars may be shared globally or to named users </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All details OR only availability can be shared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Separate view and editing privileges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Versatile viewing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many languages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple layouts: day / week / month / 4 days / agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Synchronize w/ offline calendars like Outlook / iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple calendars may be overlayed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., MS Students / MS Faculty / 8GPA / 8GPC / Personal </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-mail / Text message reminders may be scheduled </li></ul>
  8. 8. Social Networking <ul><li>Multi-media document / idea / status sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Topic-related associations / groups / fan clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Business contacts: linkedin / plaxo </li></ul><ul><li>Personal contacts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook – likely most popular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MySpace – Similar to Facebook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Spaces – Less intense sharing site by Microsoft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning.com – More secure, less public alternative </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Useful for keeping in touch with friends / contacts </li></ul>
  9. 9. General Web Site <ul><li>More control of content placement than blogs / wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Can have a variety of components – including blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Home/Main page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces purpose of site (e.g., Abstract) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets the tone of the site / look and feel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually fits within a 800 x 600 browser window </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to subsections of site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clear navigation to most common user areas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal “clicks” to perform common tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Main sections usually presented as tabs on top or left </li></ul><ul><li>Free providers: webs.com / weebly.com / yola.com </li></ul>
  10. 10. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>Submit your bookmarks / favorites </li></ul><ul><li>All users of the social bookmarking site add tags </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tags associated with the various links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often in the form of a tag cloud with varying font sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Enables navigation by tag/topic rather than by URL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses proximity and contrast to indicate relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free options: delicious </li></ul>
  11. 11. Web Analytics / Metering <ul><li>Monitor site usage over time </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how people find your site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search engines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prior Web site URLs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Track where users go after visiting your site </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make purchases? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>View related material? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Much more sophisticated than visitor counters </li></ul><ul><li>Free analytics: Google Analytics / SiteMeter / Yahoo </li></ul>
  12. 12. Web Syndication / Subscription <ul><li>Web sites embed content from other sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g., movies, documents, headlines, images, ads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often via RSS/ATOM feeds using this symbol: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also via simple cross-referenced HTML / embedded code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syndicating sites provide their content in XML feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Subscribing sites format the feeds to their taste </li></ul><ul><li>Can be added to web site using an HTML feed reader </li></ul><ul><li>Feedburner services: feedsweep.com / feedburner.com </li></ul>

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