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Website Creation Workshop


Lesson Plan!

Learning Objectives:!
Learners will be able to set up a Weebly account independently. (1)!
Learners will be able to choose and set up a user friendly theme and attractive layout
including images and graphics. (2)!

Learners will be able to add usable pages to their site while using the weekly tools effectively

to add interest and information to their pages. The pages will include but are not limited to the
following. (3)!

Classroom Information

News and Events

Student Work

Links

syllabus, schedules,
calendars, academic
expectations, conduct
code, class
assignments,
homework, projects,
handouts, grading
policy,

Upcoming events,
newsletters, parent
communications,
classroom forms

student projects,
student art work, digital
media including photos,
video, audio recordings,
etc.

online resources for


students and parents,
lesson plans, lesson
ideas, curriculum links,
school website

Learners will be able to protect student data effectively. Learners will use the password
protection tool on their site and all pages. Learners will understand the importance of and
how to protect student information. (4)!
Learners will use their site to extend learning for students and connect parents to the
classroom and school. (5)!

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NETs Teacher Standards Addressed:!
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1. Facilitate and inspire student learning and creativity!


Teachers use their knowledge of subject matter, teaching and learning, and technology to
facilitate experiences that advance student learning, creativity, and innovation in both face-toface and virtual environments.!

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A-Promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking and inventiveness !
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D-Model collaborative knowledge construction by engaging in learning with students,


colleagues, and others in face-to-face and virtual environments!

2. Design and develop digital age!


learning experiences and assessments!
Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessments
incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and!
to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the StandardsS.!

C-Communicate relevant information and ideas effectively to students, parents, and peers using
a variety of digital age media and formats!

3. Model digital age work and learning!


Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative
professional in a global and digital society.!

B-Collaborate with students, peers, parents, and community members using digital tools and
resources to support student success and innovation!

4. Promote and model digital citizenship and responsibility!


Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital
culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.!

A-Advocate, model, and teach safe, legal,!


and ethical use of digital information and technology, including respect for copyright, intellectual
property, and the appropriate documentation of sources!

C-Promote and model digital etiquette and responsible social interactions related to the use of
technology and information!

5. Engage in professional growth and leadership!


Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit
leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the
effective use of digital tools and resources.!

A-Participate in local and global learning communities to explore creative applications of


technology to improve student learning!

Materials Needed: !
Computers located in a computer lab!

Location & Time:!


Upstairs Computer Lab Mondays Wednesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00pm March 1-31!

Promotional Materials:!
Introduction Handout!
Privacy Policy Handout!

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Step-by-Step Instructional Process:!


The objective and standards are for the whole course. The lesson plan is for one of the sessions
held for one and a half hours. !

The first day!

Welcome the class and introduce the purpose for the class. Part of the Continuous School
Improvement Plan is to get parents more connected with the school and improve student
performance in the area of problem solving. Both of these areas can be improved by creating a
class website. You will learn numerous ways to connect parents to the classroom and engage
students in and out of the classroom. !

Introduce the learners to the course website including the introduction handout and the
objectives that will be covered in the course. !

Discuss with the learners what ideas they may currently have for creating and using a
classroom website, what their fears or concerns are, and what they are excited about.!

Open the Weebly website and show learners how to create an account, and login. Give time for
learners to complete the task and troubleshoot where necessary. !

Give the learners a brief tour and overview of the main components of the Weebly tools. Show
the introductory videos included from Weebly and allow time for learners to explore the sites
tools. !

Next, the learners will choose their theme and create the first page of their website. Review the
Privacy Policy Handout and demonstrate how to set a password and hide other pages from
navigation. Help the learners accomplish this task. Allow time for the learners to create their first
page and include necessary information. Circulate and provide assistance when needed. !

At the end of the session, ask if anyone would like to share their first page. This will give the
learners a chance to see other ideas for setting up a home page and may inspire others to
include or change things on their page. This will also be a good time for any last minute
questions. Learners will have a chance to make changes to their first page on their own time
before the next class meeting. !

Review the basic skill learned from todays lesson before dismissal. How to login, editing tools,
themes, and privacy policy highlights. !

Dismiss!

Assessment/Evaluation Method:!

Evaluation form of the website creation course.