what i am trying to promote at school this is for the weekly staff newsletter…
now to see if I get published in the print world LOL
Creating a website for assessment
Recently I Worked with Sue in her VCAL class to create a website for a business. Previously the students had mocked up a website using Microsoft Publisher. I went into Sue’s classroom and introduced the girls to Google Sites which is a very easy site to use to create a website for educational purposes, one of its features being that the user can choose with whom the website is shared.
Google Sites also enable a simple structure and format which the students can easily follow particularly if they already have social networking skills. By the time I had gone through the features of the site one student was already downloading photos to go on the pages she had created. I have spoken to several of the girls and feel confident that once they got underway it has been an easy process for them.
I am very happy to go into the classroom and help you if you would like to create a website, a blog or a wiki for the girls to use as part of their assessment and presentation. I am very happy to discuss your assignments and consider which of these options would suit your needs best. I can establish a wiki, blog or website for you; I can introduce the students to the site and stay with you in the classroom to support the students as they get underway.
It is appropriate to note that the eSmart committee has agreed that we recommend Google Sites for establishing a website, Global Teacher for blogging, and WikiSites for collaborative work.