Web Design

for the Classroom EDUC-525 Planning a Successful Web Site

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Determining Your Web Site’s Purpose
Keeping parents and students updated  Provide resources/tutorials  Create space for interaction  Increase discussion time

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5 Levels of Web Sites

Static
◦ Information doesn’t change ◦ Contains teacher’s name, contact Information, class schedule and syllabus ◦ Meet Mrs. Renz

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5 Levels of Web Sites

Semi static
◦ Information changes periodically ◦ Contains class news, photos, awards or recognition ◦ Update frequently ◦ Mrs. Doerge’s class web site

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5 Levels of Web Sites

Supplemental Resource
◦ Contains information found in Static and Semi static levels ◦ Teacher created resources ◦ Outside resources related to curriculum ◦ Example of Supplemental Resource site

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5 Levels of Web Sites

Integral Curricular
◦ Two-way communication focusing on curriculum and student learning ◦ Student interaction is expected and required ◦ Requires frequent monitoring (daily) ◦ Blogs, wikis, and discussion boards are most common ◦ Example of Integral Curricular site
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5 Levels of Web Sites

Pedagogical Memory
◦ Student collaboration in problem solving ◦ Extend classroom discussion ◦ Requires frequent monitoring (daily) ◦ Blogs, wikis, and discussion boards are most common ◦ Provide a location for depositing homework ◦ Require password protection
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Determine Level of Web Site

Integral Curricular and Pedagogical Memory sites
 Greatest benefit to learning  Require frequent maintenance  Save class time by having students work online  All students must have access to site  Administrative support

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Web Site Construction
Moodle  Weebly.com  Rapid Weaver  Wordpress  Webs.com  Wix.com  Google sites

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Linear Structure

Presents information in a specific order
◦ Training website

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Random Structure
Presents information without a specific order  Use only for small Web sites

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Hierarchical Structure

Organizes information into categories and subcategories Best used in organizational / topical Web sites

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Hierarchical Structure

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Eye Tracking

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