Materials From Part 1
The materials from the workshop today can be found in this Google Folder Building Your Own Classroom Website
Exercise 1: What Can You Do With a Website?
Visit at least two of these websites and answer these questions
- Weebly Teacher Sites (a collection of sites created by P12 teachers) http://teacher-sites.weebly.com/
- Make the Road New York Students http://mrnystudent.weebly.com/
- Memorable Math With Ms. Napolitano http://cnapolitano.weebly.com/
- SLCC Weebly Help Site (E-Portfolio support) http://slcceportfolio.weebly.com/
- Sara's Work Paradise (E-Portfolio) http://syaisomanang.weebly.com/
- Integrating Mobile Technology in Adult Education http://nelightful.weebly.com/
- What is the website's name? How does it compare to the URL?
- How many tabs does the website have? Is it easy to find your way around the site?
- Who is the intended audience?
- What are some things you liked and didn't like about the website (consider the overall feeling of the site, the layout, the use of color, fonts, images etc.)?
- Write down any thoughts you have about the website you would like to create after seeing these websites.
Exercise 2: Planning a Website
Your project is to create a sitemap for a website. Your client is an Adult Education Instructor, in New York City. You have 10 minutes to ask the client a few questions about her/his goals for the website then:
Exercise 3: Setting up Your Weebly Account
To create a Weebly account you will need
- An email address you can access during our workshop. You may have to verify your Weebly account by clicking on a link sent to your email
- A password
- Some ideas for the URL you want to use. Remember, the free version of Weebly includes a URL that will be a subdomain of weebly.com and look something like this xyz.weebly.com. You need to come up with the xyz part.
This website was developed by Nell Eckersley at the Literacy Assistance Center for use in workshops on creating classroom websites for Adult Education programs.