WEB SITE SUBMISSIONS HISD Social Studies August 15, 2009
National History Day <ul><li>The Website Category –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/WebSite.htm <...
Change  for 2009-2010 <ul><li>Websites must be created using  Weebly . </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS MUST GO THROUGH THE  NHD...
More… <ul><li>A full suite of site-building tools will be available on the NHD Weebly portal. While third-party tools may ...
More… <ul><li>All hosting will be performed by Weebly servers. The 100 MB size restriction on entries will remain. Student...
More… <ul><li>Four hard copies of the home page, a process paper, and an annotated bibliography will still be required for...
Judging Criteria
Note: Historical Quality is the same as other categories.
Note: Relation to Theme is the same as other categories. Note: These categories are unique to Web Site entries.
Clear Navigation <ul><li>Suggested paradigm – one page per each category to help  organize  the site. </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Citations <ul><li>Hard copy of the annotated bibliography (divided bet.  primary  & secondary sources) </li></ul><ul><li>S...
Unique to Web Sites <ul><li>Make certain the site contains multimedia elements such as animated maps, timelines, short vid...
Scoring Winners… <ul><li>Have students review & score winning web entries </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at a couple right n...
Practical Matters… <ul><li>Make friends with your tech teacher </li></ul><ul><li>This new method gives  any  student the a...
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  1. 1. WEB SITE SUBMISSIONS HISD Social Studies August 15, 2009
  2. 2. National History Day <ul><li>The Website Category – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/WebSite.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In Texas - There are three contest divisions: the Elementary Division (grades 4 & 5),the Junior Division (grades 6, 7, & 8) and the Senior Division (grades 9-12). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Change for 2009-2010 <ul><li>Websites must be created using Weebly . </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENTS MUST GO THROUGH THE NHD PORTAL TO ACCESS THE WEEBLY TOOLS – THEY CANNOT GO DIRECTLY TO WEEBLY.COM. </li></ul>
  4. 4. More… <ul><li>A full suite of site-building tools will be available on the NHD Weebly portal. While third-party tools may be used to develop objects and components for an entry, the final code must be uploaded with the Weebly tools. All objects or components constructed with third-party tools (e.g. Dreamweaver, iWeb, MS Expression) must be portable to and function correctly with the Weebly editor. </li></ul>
  5. 5. More… <ul><li>All hosting will be performed by Weebly servers. The 100 MB size restriction on entries will remain. Students are free to begin building their entries as early as September , and will work on the same Weebly web site as they advance through levels of competition. With the Weebly system, students are free to access and work on their sites at any time other than judging periods, periods during which their sites will be closed to any editing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More… <ul><li>Four hard copies of the home page, a process paper, and an annotated bibliography will still be required for submission. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Judging Criteria
  8. 8. Note: Historical Quality is the same as other categories.
  9. 9. Note: Relation to Theme is the same as other categories. Note: These categories are unique to Web Site entries.
  10. 10. Clear Navigation <ul><li>Suggested paradigm – one page per each category to help organize the site. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Page – introduction & summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In History </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact and Change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources – this can be a more informal web type page which point to a pdf of the bibliography </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Citations <ul><li>Hard copy of the annotated bibliography (divided bet. primary & secondary sources) </li></ul><ul><li>Sources page on the website </li></ul><ul><li>AND </li></ul><ul><li>Cite images, multimedia, and direct quotes on the webpage where used </li></ul>
  12. 12. Unique to Web Sites <ul><li>Make certain the site contains multimedia elements such as animated maps, timelines, short video and/or audio clips </li></ul><ul><li>Have analysis with each item to give context </li></ul>
  13. 13. Scoring Winners… <ul><li>Have students review & score winning web entries </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s look at a couple right now </li></ul>
  14. 14. Practical Matters… <ul><li>Make friends with your tech teacher </li></ul><ul><li>This new method gives any student the ability to use this type project </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on readability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark colors or patterned backgrounds are often problematic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go for simple, professional design </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Find this presentation & more… http://HISDSocialStudies.wikispaces.com

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