Build a Class Website & Create a Class Identity Simple K12.com webinar - 12/13/11Chris CasalTechnology Coordinator/TeacherP. S. 10 Brooklyn (15K010)firstname.lastname@example.orgTwitter: @mr_casal
Class Identity Room Grade Teacher Roster But isn’t it more than just that? How do you share & showcase the “more” in 2012?
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
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
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
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
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)
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
It’s just that easy... a Hawaiian word meaning "fast" or "quick"
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
Contact Christopher M. Casal Technology Teacher/Coordinator P. S. 10 (15K010) Email: email@example.com Twitter: @mr_casal Diigo: mrcasal ps10ipads.wikispaces.com www.mrcasal.com