By Nada AbiSamra
American Community School
October 31, 2003
Create your own web site in 15 minutes!
Learn how to use
it in the classroom,
how to help your students create their own, use it as a portfolio, and publish their best work.
The prevailing theory among teachers regarding
the publishing of their students' work is that
if students know that their written work will be published, thus expanding their audience,
they will view their work as having a purpose and, as a consequence,
be motivated toward excellence (Willet-Smith, 1993).
"Providing students with the
opportunity to be published is a great motivating factor.
... Another reason to teach students to publish
to the Web is because
Web page design is a skill that can be used in the workplace, and
teachers are now being held responsible for providing students with
workplace readiness skills."
Dedicated faculty are always looking for better ideas for meeting the many challenges they face in learning environments.
ThinkQuest is an international competition where student teams engage in
collaborative, project-based learning to create educational websites.
http://members.shaw.ca/priscillatheroux/developing.html Developing web pages
http://www.enhancelearning.ca/ Enhance learning with technology
http://www.essdack.org/webdesign/page2.htm What Can A Web Page be Used For?
http://www.texascollaborative.org/integratingtechlevel2.htm Technology in the Classroom self paced modules
http://www.texascollaborative.org/buildwebpage.htm Build your own class web page
http://www.sover.net/~fcsu/tech2002/graphics.htm Tons of free graphics
http://teacherweb.com/LB/ACS/NadaAbisamra/page8.htm#graphics Free graphics, animations, ads...
http://www.publishingstudents.com/ Publishing with students: a comprehensive guide
http://www.publishingstudents.com/researchbenefits.html Research Benefits
http://www.sover.net/~fcsu/tech2002/examples.htmExamine a few classroom web sites
Elementary Library Web Sites, Student Leadership Web Pages, Music Web Sites, Physical Education, Guidance Web Pages, Kindergarten Classroom Web Sites, ... Class Projects...
Virtual Science Fairs
http://k12science.ati.stevens-tech.edu/exploration/studentpub_hs/3_1.htmMath & Science