Miss Martins’ reflections on a professional development workshop on ‘Going Online’
Going Online in the Classroom
- ‘Going Online’. View this as a PDF here: going-online-teaching-tips
What is Web2.0?
Wikis – A Wiki is is a type of website that allows the visitors to add, remove, and sometimes edit the available content, by allowing multiple users to work in a collaborative manner – great for collaborative work in the classroom!
- School Computing-wikis: Provides information on what a Wiki is, how it can be used in the classroom, and resources to create your own classroom Wiki.
- Free Online Wiki Hosts:
Webquests – Webquests are learning activities, where a scaffold of links to online material are provided for students to complete the quest. This student is able to focus on the material rather than spend time looking for it, and it promotes critical thinking.
- How to create a Webquest – Bernie Dodge
Blogs – A term short for ‘web log’, and is a website where regular entries are made and displayed in reverse chronological order. It also provides the opportunity for readers to leave comments, making it interactive.
- What are blogs? – view this as a PDF here
- An example of a classroom blog for HSIE – Based on the Olympics – click here
- Free Blog Hosts:
Podcasts – Podcasting is the creation of a digital media file (audio or video) which is then distributed over the interent through a feed to subscribers. The files are designed for playback on a computer or portable digital players such as ipods.
- Finding Podcasts:
iTunes is a common source for viewing and subscribing to free podcasts.
Apple iTunes Podcasts: Tips on how to find and view podcasts using iTunes
- Making Podcast:
GarageBand – Click Here to view a step by step video tutorial on creating audio podcasts
Quicktime Pro – Click Here to view how Quicktime can be used to create Video or Audio podcasts
- Publishing Podcasts:
iWeb does everything for you and makes it really easy to publish a podcast. Click here to see how
- Educational Podcasts:
Podcasting in Education – Information, links, and examples of podcasting within the context of K-12 education.
Examples of k-6 podcasting:
Education Podcast Network
More Web2.0 Tools
Create Custom Search Engines
Creating Web Pages
iWeb – is a website creation tool created by Apple, and is included on all Mac computers. It provides pre-made templates, a simple drag and drop capability to add content, and is provides an easy way of importing media. It is an easy and effective classroom tool!
View great iWeb video tutorials by Apple here
Microsoft FrontPage – Is a web page program designed by Microsoft, specifically for Windows.
View a great tutorial resource – FrontPage in the Classroom
Other Applications also provide the function of saving your document as a web page.
These applications provide you with the ‘save as’ option for a web page, and also allow the ability to ‘publish’ as a web page. Including:
Microsoft Word (PC)
Microsoft PowerPoint (PC)
Dreamweaver – While the program does allow you to do all sorts of professional looking tricks, it is quite complex, and not intended for novice editors.
Download a free trial of Dreamweaver here
View some helpful video tutorials for Dreamweaver here
Online HTML Editors and Web Page Creators