SimpleK12 Webinar - Classroom Identity 121311

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  • SimpleK12 Webinar - Classroom Identity 121311

    1. 1. Build a Class Website & Create a Class Identity Simple K12.com webinar - 12/13/11Chris CasalTechnology Coordinator/TeacherP. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010)ccasal@ps10.orgTwitter: @mr_casal
    2. 2. Class Identity Room Grade Teacher Roster But isn’t it more than just that? How do you share & showcase the “more” in 2012?
    3. 3. Class WebsiteIdentity & community around something 24/7Parents, students & teacher engaged Posting information, assignments, updates engages the teacher The opportunity to feel involved or “in touch” engages the parents Resources & work posted takes the class beyond the room and engages the students
    4. 4. Why a web identity?We live in a time of email, smartphones, texting,blogging...Imperative to keep current with technology Keeping up with our students while helping them keep pace with technology Working in a modern environment other than the classroomTake your classroom beyond the walls in a definitiveway
    5. 5. What would I use it for? Possibilities limited only by desire & commitment single page to full site general information to detailed information online writing assignments blogs, shared documents, collaborative page resources, how-to’s, rubrics, lessons, study guides
    6. 6. OptionsCountless applications for building a websiteSome are free, some cost $$$Some are web-based - everything done via a browser Wikispaces, Google Sites, Weebly, Wix, etcSome are software based - create on PC, upload toserver Dreamweaver, iWeb, etc
    7. 7. What is a wiki? Wikipedia is the most famous Wiki is a style & platform, not a brand is a website whose users can add, modify, or delete its content via a web browser using a simplified markup language or a rich-text editor. Wikis are typically powered by wiki software and are often used collaboratively by multiple users. (yes, I took that from Wikipedia)
    8. 8. Why Wikispaces?FreeWeb-basedSimplicity of use easy to sign up, set up, use & improveAbility to easily integrate sources such as GoogleAbility to create student accounts foraccess without email
    9. 9. http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers
    10. 10. http://www.wikispaces.com/content/for/teachers
    11. 11. Editing is a easy
    12. 12. Editing is a easy
    13. 13. Add elements
    14. 14. Add elements
    15. 15. Add elements
    16. 16. Add elements
    17. 17. Great site management
    18. 18. Add usersCustom namesNo need for emailTeacher control/managementAllow students to edit & contribute
    19. 19. Adding users
    20. 20. Adding users
    21. 21. Adding users
    22. 22. Lets build one... http://www.wikispaces.com/space/create
    23. 23. It’s just that easy... a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick"
    24. 24. My colleagues*http://ps10class5405.wikispaces.com/homehttp://ps10class5404.wikispaces.com/Welcome%21http://ps10class407.wikispaces.com/homehttp://msmorrisonps10.wikispaces.com/homePrivate - http://mskertesz.wikispaces.com *All of these sites are school specific and do not accept memberships from individuals outside our school community - feel free to view, but please do not request membership
    25. 25. Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: ccasal@ps10.org Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal ps10ipads.wikispaces.com www.mrcasal.com

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