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Week3 part5 websiteslecture


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Week3 part5 websiteslecture

  1. 1. Teacher Websites Week 3
  2. 2. WEBSITES <ul><ul><li>A website or web site is the same thing as a web page. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>True or False </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Terms are often used interchangeably </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Website is actually a collection of webpages </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In W200, one of the big projects is creating a teacher website. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As a teacher, why do you need a website? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Let ’s see why… </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. U.S. STUDENTS TODAY Source: Speak Up 2009 Report: Creating Our Future: Students Speak Up About Their Vision For 21 st Learning Students are “free agent” learner using technology tools on their own for learning
  4. 4. PARENTS OF STUDENTS TODAY … Still not convinced?
  5. 5. SO.. WHAT ABOUT TEACHERS TODAY? <ul><ul><li>21st Century Teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write down 3 take-aways from this video </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. EDUCATOR ‘S COMMON CONCERN BUILDING AN ONLINE TEACHER PRESENCE <ul><ul><li>Is it worth the time? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it difficult to create? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are there any risks involved? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it educationally beneficial? </li></ul></ul>Source:
  7. 7. RATIONALE FOR A WEBSITE <ul><ul><li>Enhances communication between teachers and students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased accessibility to the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Especially when schools are not in session </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased communication between the teacher and the student ’s parents . </li></ul></ul>Source:
  9. 9. VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF A TEACHER WEBSITE <ul><ul><li>DESIGN a lot has been said about it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>So here are a few things to keep in mind: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visually appealing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative and original </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clear page goals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to access and use </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Technically sound (no broken links, ‘under construction’ etc.) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>