Weebly and Classroom 2.0

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Weebly and Classroom 2.0

  1. 1. Why just write with pen onpaper when you can post to your own website?
  2. 2. Weebly.com for ePortfolios and easy websites– Class website – publish announcements, tips and reminders for parents and students– Class ePortfolio – collect assignments and artifacts to be showed off and shared.– Student ePortfolio - highlight classwork, community service activities, awards and recognitions.
  3. 3. Have youfinished posting to your site?
  4. 4. Contact me if you need me I am an English Language Arts teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana who looks for all opportunities to integrate technology into my classroom. I blog. http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org/ I tweet. http://twitter.com/MsBisOnline I share. http://msbisonline.weebly.com/ Need to contact me? MsVRBurton@gmail.com or MsBpresents@gmail.com (504) 298-9764 about.me/VRBurton – myself about.me/BurtonsScholars – my class
  5. 5. VIP linksReferral code to use for 10 extra student accounts•http://bit.ly/MsBWeebly - go here to create your accountWeeblys resources• http://www.weebly.com/features.phpMy Weebly sites•My ePortfolios - http://MsBisOnline.weebly.com•My sample student site - http://SampleEngSite.weebly.com•My new class website (under construction) - http://englishiwork.weebly.comPresentation Slides for this presentation•http://bit.ly/MsBandWeeblyExemplars to examinehttp://msbisonline.weebly.com/weebly-for-eportfolios.html
  6. 6. Today, we will…• Discover ease of setting up a site – Resources: slides and videos• Examine class & student examples – Resources: slides and videos• Examine school examples – Resources: slides and videos• Examine organization examples – Resources: slides and videos• Share in the audience smackdown- what have you seen on Weebly that you liked?• Connect so that you can "Call me if you need me.."
  7. 7. Weebly for Educator sWeebly Educator is a free website builder foreducators and has multiple uses:– Post assignments– Post class information– Import files– Import videos– Import pictures– Create links to other websites– Create digital student portfolios– Create classes and add students– Collect assignments using the Digital Dropbox
  8. 8. http://bit.ly/MsBWeebly
  9. 9. Already have a Weebly account?Convert your old account to an Educational one and receive all of the benefits.
  10. 10. Select a category
  11. 11. Select the 1st option, it’s free
  12. 12. Your site has beenVoila! created that quickly.
  13. 13. Next, we examine the Tabs• We will quickly look at the tabs that serves as guides for the dashboard.Elements, Design, Pages, Editors and Settings.
  14. 14. Drag and drop the elements that you want and need.
  15. 15. Elements to choose from
  16. 16. Many designthemes to choose from
  17. 17. Design optionsChange themes Change your fontsize/colorsAdd phone number Change theme colorsChange title size/colors Connect Social media
  18. 18. What type Name and Edit, Copy orof page do format Delete a pageyou want? your page
  19. 19. Page TypesWith page types, you have 4 choices: a landingpage, large header image, short header image, orno header image.
  20. 20. Sample pa ges• Awards/Scholarships• Coursework• Digital stories• Description of community activities• Goals• Links to relevant websites• Plans for career development• Resume• Videos• Special skills / knowledge, technical skills, etc.
  21. 21. New individual andcollaborative skills are emerging.
  22. 22. You can add others (or other emailaddresses) as editors of your website
  23. 23. Weebly for Education is Perfect for You and Your Students• Use it for creating classroom websites, student e- portfolios, and websites for assigned projects.• Their drag & drop website editor is simple to use, and appropriate for use with students of all ages.• Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control.• No HTML or technical skills required!• Weebly was named one of TIMEs 50 Best Websites of the year.
  24. 24. Weebly for Education allows you to create sites for students or classroom projectsJust click add students
  25. 25. Weebly is easy to manipulate• Add / Edit text• Change text fonts• Create links• Add PDFs and other documents• Alter page layouts with multiple columns• Upload Images – create a gallery• Create a slideshow
  26. 26. Many, Many, Many Options• Add a calendar• Add a Google map• Add a Twitter feed• Add a search field• Create a contact form• Add an RSS feed• Create a forum• Add an email newsletter or form• Add a poll• Add other embeddable content• Edit HTML/CSS of a theme
  27. 27. Let’s get readyyyyy to publish!!!!I have a Weebly ePortfolio /website… Now What?Well, here comes the fun part now!!!!Here are some things that you can dowith your new site
  28. 28. Collaborative projectsCollaboration teams post•a detailed outline of their project•a log of the conversation and decision-making thatwent into constructing and executing the project•a final presentation.Each team should design its own assessment rubricby editing a webpage to show all the features of anexcellent project.
  29. 29. Lexicon teams* Each week, a team of students will edit apage to collaboratively identify and definekey words and phrases from that week’sreadings and class discussion.
  30. 30. E-book teams* Each week, a team of four studentsworks between meetings of class sessionsto update an enhanced e-book thatincludes the notes, lexicon entries, andmindmaps for that week, with graphics,text, and live links.* In addition, e-book teams develop awebpage on best practices andprocedures.
  31. 31. Blog Reflections* Students can be required to post a short (a fewsentences or a short paragraph) synopsis of each readingin the student’s blog. Students can be requested to create•a short dialog between the authors of each week’s texts•list ways in which the subject of the texts could affect thestudent’s life or society•reflect on the implications of the texts for life online in thefuture•answer their own key questions from their ownperspective
  32. 32. Real-time note-taking and backchannel• Teams of four take notesto another team note-taking handing off using a real-time every half hour, publishing their notes to the class site after the end of the class session.• Students can use collaborative tools to engage in parallel, relevant online discussion in real time through the web, Facebook, Twitter, or Facebook.
  33. 33. Class / School Websites
  34. 34. http://hillcrestdiv4.weebly.com/
  35. 35. http://mrsthiessensclass.weebly.com/index.html
  36. 36. http://aydenmiddleknights.weebly.com/
  37. 37. http://theparde.weebly.com/
  38. 38. http://oakbluffsmv.weebly.com/
  39. 39. http://classroom-technology.weebly.com/
  40. 40. http://bhslibrary.weebly.com/
  41. 41. http://englishiwork.weebly.com/
  42. 42. Teacher ePortfolios
  43. 43. http://msbisonline.weebly.com/
  44. 44. http://mcurcio.weebly.com/
  45. 45. http://www.jaymejacobson.com/index.html
  46. 46. http://jackiegerstein.weebly.com/
  47. 47. Student ePortfolios
  48. 48. http://dlj5105.weebly.com/about-me.html
  49. 49. http://syaisomanang.weebly.com/
  50. 50. http://courtneyrc.weebly.com
  51. 51. Weebly education allows you to password protect sites.
  52. 52. VIP linksReferral code to use for 10 extra student accounts•http://bit.ly/MsBWeebly - go here to create your accountWeeblys resources• http://www.weebly.com/features.phpMy Weebly sites•My ePortfolios - http://MsBisOnline.weebly.com•My sample student site- http://SampleEngSite.weebly.com•My new class website (under construction) -http://englishiwork.weebly.comPresentation Slides for this presentation•http://bit.ly/MsBandWeebly
  53. 53. Contact me if you need me I am an English Language Arts teacher from New Orleans, Louisiana who looks for all opportunities to integrate technology into my classroom. I blog. http://2blog2share2learn.edublogs.org/ I tweet. http://twitter.com/MsBisOnline I share. http://msbisonline.weebly.com/ Need to contact me? MsVRBurton@gmail.com or MsBpresents@gmail.com (504) 298-9764 about.me/VRBurton – myself about.me/BurtonsScholars – my class
  54. 54. Any Questions ? ? ?

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