+Developing and Using Web-BasedLearning Activities Web-based activities have great potential to enhance learning, but they are often time- consuming to develop and implement, difficult to design in ways that have substantial, positive impacts on student learning.
+ Questions to consider before planning/creating web-based learning activity What is the curriculum-related purpose of the activity? Does the Internet enhance the activity? How will students use online resources? Do students have the necessary information analysis/information synthesis skills, or am I including these in the instruction? Do I have the necessary time and support for the activity? PD 360 Video
+ Framework: 4 types of web-based learning activities Individual Lesson Plans Majority of online educational resources are lesson plans that teachers download and integrate. Online Lesson Enhancements Most popular. Teachers identify online enhancements that augment their curricular goals and extend and deepen their students’ understanding. Completely Online Courses and Curriculum Range from courses designed and developed from major online institutions to individual courses delivered in traditional schools. All-Inclusive Online Courses, Curriculum, and Online Learning Environment Provide flexibility of choosing and adapting the resources needed.
+ Types of Web Lessons and Projects and Integration Strategies Types and Examples Integration Interpersonal Exchanges Support for student research Electronic Penpals Electronic Mentoring Practice for information literacy skills Information Collection and Visual learning problems and Analysis solutions Electronic Field Trips Electronic Research Development of collaboration skills Problem Solving Group Product Development Multicultural experiences Problem-based Learning Web-Based Learning Integrated Social Action Projects into Classroom
Supoort Function DescriptionProject overview, announcement Describes project and offersand application signup locationTutorial Instructions Offers instruction and info on topicsInfo summaries and exchanges Allows info to be added to collection that will be sharedCommunication and support Provides virtual meeting places to support students’ communications, resources, and projectDisplay past and current work Shows examples of student workProject development centers Invites creation of new projects
+ Web Page Development Sequence 1. Wireframing or Storyboarding- Planning and Designing 1. Most important and difficult, but critical to a well-designed site. Inspiration software or sticky notes 2. Design and Layout 1. Colors, features, and layout. Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, or paper and color pencils 3. Development 1. Creation using development tool of choice- Adobe Dreamweaver 4. Testing 1. Test how site functions on actual web browser using built in previewer. 5. Publish (upload) the site 6. Gather evaluation comments, revise, and maintain the site
+ Evaluating Web Pages and Design Good Structure and Organization Clear text and/or graphic links Good visual design Easy navigation Evaluating Website Content Design Thinking for Educators Aids teachers in classroom web page development Student Web Page Evaluation
+ Activity Using the Cyberguide Rating for Content Evaluation form, pick a web-based program or lesson from the internet to evaluate. You can google your own or pick from Table 8.2 on page 243-245.