Building Web Pages for Instruction
This workshop will present the basics of creating basic web pages, then give ideas for adapting them for classroom use. Participants are encouraged to bring a lesson plan that would normally be used in the classroom. They will be able to explore online sources and ways to use the internet in that lesson. They will be guided through making dynamic webpages that can be used to teach the lesson efficiently in the classroom.
The Internet is a unique medium for instruction. It enables students to collaborate with a multicultural audience while encouraging interglobal relationships, and research with the latest information and technology. Creating lesson plans that efficiently use this medium is an effective way to tap into these contemporary resources.
This medium allows for different learning styles, and individual pacing according to abilities and interests. Whether students are guided by the teacher as a whole class, or encouraged to explore on their own, each can find information that relates to their field of study. Offering students choices within that field of study encourages them to explore their interests and abilities.
Add the practice of skills the students will need in their future environments, and you have a strong argument for using web pages as a medium for teaching.
Participants will evaluate web pages to gain an understanding of the components of an effective site.
Participants will create basic webpages by utilizing templates they create during the workshop.
Participants will apply the skills from this workshop to create an online lesson plan for their particular curriculum area.
1. Evaluating web sites - Looking at available online sites and using online tools to evaluate a website.
2. Creating a template -
3. What's in a lesson/unit plan?
4. Finding links for curriculum outcomes - "Surfing the Web" using Boolean searches......then creating links on the web page to these spots.
5. Putting it all together - Uploading web pages to an ISP server.
6. Advanced techniques (for the advanced learner) - creating tables, and links to find our more about cgi codes, java script, etc.
Netscape Gold/Communicator (or other HTML editor) or Microsoft Word or
Clarisworks (word processing software) for creating HTML code
2. Paint Shop Pro, or other graphics programs such as PhotoImpact, Adobe Photoshop, GifConverter(for Macs) for saving files as gif or jpeg files.
3. Hardware: Computer with Internet access
4. Optional: scanner for scanning pictures into the computer.
for CTE Summer Institute 1999