This project provides teachers with an introduction to website creation and training in theonline software tool WordPress. Instruction and support will be given to teachers on howto create, update and manage their individual classroom websites using WordPress.
Identify the major components of a blog
Locate and describe the key features of WordPress
Plan and design a website
Use WordPress to create a website
“Websites with WordPress” was designed to introduce, provide practice with, andcreate a website using the on-line software application WordPress. Presentation,demonstration/exercises, and Q & A will be the instructional methods used to achieve thestated objectives.The workshop has been divided into 6 training modules. Each module contains a brief introduction, a list of objectives, and specific content. Each module, each will contain acombination of screenshots, procedures, and text to deliver the information.The first module provides an introduction to blogs and an overview of WordPress.The second module is tour of WordPress user interface and illustrates its key features andfunctions. The third module is guide to gathering the information needed to create awebsite plan. The fourth module provides instruction and practice for a series of individual tasks to complete. Step by step procedures and illustrations are used todemonstrate how to complete each task. The fifth module is designed to provide time inviewing the other workshop participants’ WordPress websites. Practice in how to leavecomments and review comments left by others will be given. The last module contains aworkshop summary, time for Q & A, and a list of WordPress resources.The most effective method for the delivery of the content would be a face to facetraining session. The training has been designed so that it can be completed individually.By the end of the workshop participants will have learned the basics of blogging, the keyfeatures of WordPress and how to plan, design, and create a website. The workshopmaterials and a list of additional WordPress resources can be used by participants. Theinstructor will be available throughout the year to offer assistance and help participantsmanage their classroom websites.
The project addresses two ISTE National Technology Standards: Standard IB-demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies and Standard IV D- use technology to communicatewith peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student understanding.