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Scott Cox Dave Montalvo Jean Thorpe Kristin Hokanson Pete Vreeland SCHOOLWIRES Summer 2006 Web Site Training. District Goals.

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Scott Cox

Dave Montalvo

Jean Thorpe

Kristin Hokanson

Pete Vreeland


Summer 2006

Web Site Training

district goals
District Goals
  • To communicate expectations and information to both parents and students. 
  • To build trust among teachers, students, families.
  • To streamline your professional responsibilities
  • Today we will work on developing your new site at
  • will still display all of the information on your old site until 9/5/2006
  • On that day, will begin hosting the new pages we are developing today.
web page overview
Web Page Overview
  • New Web Page System--Schoolwires
  • See for examples
  • District Expectations
  • Brainstorming Potential
what is a website
What is a WebSite?
  • It can be a Bulletin Board.
  • It can be a Newsletter.
  • It can be a Chalkboard.
  • It can be an Assignment Book.
  • It can be a Library.
  • It can be a Digital Tool.
  • What can it replace/supplement?
district expectations
Teacher Introduction


Teacher Contact Information

Teacher Schedule

Policies and Procedures


Important Dates

Links to Resources

“Hits” Counter

District Expectations


types of pages
Types of Pages
  • District has created a template for your use.
  • If you choose to modify or supplement this basic design, other formats are available.
    • Today you will take THIS, and turn it into something like THIS.
important reminders
Important Reminders
  • You bear SOLE responsibility for your site.
    • Check your links
    • Check your spelling
    • Update frequently

Parts of your Page

Channel Bar

Title Bar

MyStart Bar


Page Content

Links to Your Pages

available pages
Available Pages
  • File Library
  • List of links to documents from Word, Power Point, etc.
  • You type in title and description
  • You must upload the documents
  • Documents to download (and save you copying)
  • Link Library
  • List of Links
  • Flex Page
  • Blank
  • Type in info just like in Word
  • You can paste in documents you already have in Word
  • Article Library
  • Assignments List page
  • Type in titles, descriptions, and text of assigments.

Sign In

  • Go to

Sign in

first initial – last name


Then click on your name in the directory


Change your password

Access my info

Scroll down to change password

open up site manager

Open up site manager

open up site manager1

Open up site manager

by the time we leave for lunch you should be able to
Sign in at

Change your password

Edit the template pages

Update your calendar

Make new pages

Activate/deactivate pages

Create an email alert

Schedule the pages to appear/ disappear

By the time we leave for lunch, you should be able to:
common problems
Common Problems
  • You make a page but forget to save it. Solution: Save it!
  • You make a page and think you saved it, but it doesn’t save. Solution: Disable your pop-up blocker!
  • You make a page and save it, but it doesn’t appear on your site. Solution: Mark it active!
where to go for help
Where to Go For Help
  • Then e-mail


Community & Support


other important reminders
Other Important Reminders
  • You bear sole responsibility for your site content. Check your links, check your spelling, keep it updated, etc.
  • There are three “paste” commands. Some carry-over bothersome formatting from your other application. Try all three!
  • Upload your files, pictures into folders. This keeps your work speedier and easier to find.
competencies can you
sign in at umasd.

change your password?

edit the template pages?

update your calendar

make new pages?

activate/inactivate pages?

create an e-mail alert?

schedule the appearance/disappearance of pages?

Competencies: Can you…
afternoon agenda
Afternoon Agenda
  • Site Development!
  • You will be free to work on assembling your site and learning any tools you will need.
  • Focus Groups, Collaboration, and Peer Coaching
    • Customizing Page Hierarchies
    • Creating Surveys, & Quizzes
    • Podcasting & Blogging