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Web options final

  1. 1. Classroom Website Choices
  2. 2. Key Considerations • One-way or Two-way communication • Supported Features • Ease of Use • Student Access
  3. 3. Teacher Profile Pages Every teacher will have a profile page, or “landing page,” which will be created for them in SharePoint. 3 Choices • Only have a landing page • Develop out your landing page into a site to hold all the resources that you want to share with students, parents and the public • Create a separate classroom website and link to it on your SharePoint landing page
  4. 4. SharePoint • One-way communication • Many features available (including video, audio) • Ease of Use: Steep learning curve • No student login required http://sharepoint- test.k12albemarle.org/school/CAES/Classrooms2/s ampleteachersite/Pages/default.aspx
  5. 5. Creating a Non-SharePoint Website You have several choices • Google Sites • Weebly • WordPress (ACPS in-house server) • WikiSpaces (collaborative “work space”) • Edmodo (2-way) • Blackboard (2-way)
  6. 6. Google Sites • One-way Communication (2-way if you incorporate other Google apps) • Many features (including video, surveys) • Fairly easy to use • No log in required Example Site: https://sites.google.com/a/k12albemarle.org/mrs- effland-s-class/ Click here for a Demo...
  7. 7. Weebly • One-way (unless you pay) • No audio or video upload on the free version (but you can link to YouTube videos) • Very easy to use (clearly labeled drag-and-drop interface) • No student login on the free version Sample Site: http://srmichelle.weebly.com/index.html Weebly for Education: http://education.weebly.com/ Pro Account ($40/year) features Click here for a Demo...
  8. 8. WordPress • Primarily used as a blogging tool, but you can change settings to make it act like a traditional webpage • One-way communication (although it does give the ability to comment on posts) • You can upload video, pics, audio and pdf files. You can upload or embed Word or Powerpoint files also by following these instructions (http://screencast.com/t/kuNZwtBMDqD ). • The file size max is 8 MB. • WordPress has a fairly easy-tolearn interface. Take a quick tour... http://screencast.com/t/fDRQWHfIqRl
  9. 9. WikiSpaces • One or two-way communication, depending on how you set it up. • Includes a lot of different “widget” so that you can add features such as video, polls, RSS feeds) • Easy to learn interface. • Requires student log-in only if you want students to be able to edit the site. A quick tour: http://screencast.com/t/lIlMpwz63zgJ Example site: http://crosbyclass.wikispaces.com/ Slideshare presentation on what Wikispaces can do for you... http://www.slideshare.net/kihitara/wikispaces-in-the- classroom-presentation
  10. 10. Edmodo • Two-way Communication • Features include polls, assignments, quizzes, grade book, ability to make small groups. • Fairly easy to learn. Interface appears as series of posts which can be sorted or filtered. • Students log in but do not have to have an email account. Take a quick tour... http://screencast.com/t/sTMjAOop
  11. 11. Blackboard • Two-way Communication • Many features including embedded YouTube videos, tests, assignments, journals, discussion boards and more • Fairly easy to use, although the number of choices may feel confusing at first • Students must log in to access the course. They have one login for all their courses in Bb. Take a quick tour... http://screencast.com/t/IDDbBzuSXb

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