Teacher Webpages Web 2.0Tips & Tricks R. Verdin, Milby Librarian August 2014
Why do I have to have my own teacher website/webpage?Why do I have to use Web 2.0 • Efficiency • Engagement • Two way street • Showcase • Global impact
What is Web 2.0 ? • Web 2.0 is the term given to describe a second generation of the World Wide Web that is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information.
Examples of Web 2.0 tools • Blogs – Blogger, Edublogs • Twitter – networking, microblogging service • Dropbox – online storage • Prezi – online presentation tool • Wikis – Wikispaces - use as discussion forum, embed links, videos, etc • Polleverywhere, Kahoot– bring mobile devices in the classroom • Animoto – turn photos into great videos • Tagxedo, Wordle– word cloud, help students refine body of text looking for themes or recurring words • Screencast – record instructions and post online
Blogs www.edublogs.org • http://milbyhighlibrary.edublogs.org/
Integrate technology via a personally maintained teacher webpage • You will learn 1. how to add content 2. upload picture 3. upload files 4. create separate pages for assignments and lesson plans 5. update information and other resources
Creating your Teacher Webpage • Username : firstname.lastname@example.org • Password :
Access your Teacher webpage (Section) • Here's how you access your Section. • Sign in to your Site. • Click Site Manager. The Section Workspace displays in Site Manager. • The Content Browser on the left displays other workspaces for which you have Editorial Privileges. Each can be accessed from here.
Change the page nameExamples: Welcome Page, About this class, Overview, Introduction
You can change the name if desiredCheck the box -> Show app name on the page, then save
Replace the content with your content. Click Save. Double click on the image to view image properties.Notice the URL, Alternative text, border size/color, width & height, and spacing. Click OK
Go back to your home icon. Click on files & folders.
Click on Upload. Click on More button and select get link
Click on your 250wide Photo Gallery.Change Gallery Width to 250.Click Let’s get started.
Change your app name. Make sure the show app name on my page is checked.Upload your photos. Upload and publish.
Go back to Welcome Page tab. Click on each of the pages and make your changes. Always go to Options button of each page to change app name and check box “Show app name on my page”
You are done! • Questions?