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Title: The Effective School Web Page Presented by Roger Nevin


1
The Effective School Web PagePresented by Roger
Nevin
  • Benefits of a school web page
  • Promotes curriculum
  • Links to relevant web resources
  • Paid for on-line services (i.e. EBSCO, Worldbook)
  • Forces students to learn on-line research skills
  • Allows teachers and students to share resources
    and ideas
  • On-line tutorials and tests

2
The Effective School Web Page
  • Benefits of a school web page
  • Promotes communication with Parents
  • See events and important dates
  • See what assignments students are working on
  • See due dates
  • Links to educational resources (e.g. Grade 10
    Literacy Test)
  • See marks on-line

3
The Effective School Web Page
  • Benefits of a school web page
  • Helps teachers
  • Create links to on-line relevant and free
    resources on the net to support their courses
  • Save assignments on-line (never lost)
  • Post students marks on-line
  • Post due dates
  • Put an entire course on line
  • Allows teachers to more easily share resources

4
The Effective School Web Page
  • Benefits of a school web page
  • Helps teachers
  • Links to do email
  • Links to use on-line tools (rubrics)
  • Links obtaining course material (MediaNet)
  • Area where they can post their own material
  • Saves time !

5
Making an Effective Web Site
  • One teacher/ employee should be in charge
  • Knows how to technically make web pages
  • Understands the whole web page
  • Gives other teachers web page area
  • Careful with web material submitted by students
  • Knows policy/security and legal issues
  • Keeps web page consistent
  • Makes final decisions about web page

6
Making an Effective Web Site
  • Why students should not be the web masters
  • They leave and no one understands the Web Page
  • Privacy/ Legal Issues
  • Tend to be more concerned with graphics than
    contact
  • Make mistakes (spelling/ grammar) that reflect on
    the school

7
Making an Effective Site
  • Find a teacher who is interested in being the web
    master
  • Support teacher with time release and PD
  • Get a web address that is easy to remember
    (www.adamscott.ca) by using a redirection service
    such as http//www.easyDNS.com

8
Making an Effective Web Site
  • Design the main web page carefully
  • Have a catch at the top
  • Design main links to support teachers, Links for
    parents, curriculum and support communication
    with parents
  • Have a research area with paid for on-line
    services and the best of the best research
    links
  • Have a method to harvest good web site addresses

9
Making an Effective Web Site
  • Use a good Web Editing Tool. Dreamweaver is
    excellent and is licensed for public schools.
  • Pages off the main page do not have to be as
    fancy. This allows teachers to post
    word-processing documents to the web page
  • The web master should continually encourage other
    teachers to post material to the web page

10
Making an Effective Web Site
  • Advertise page address on school newsletters,
    posters, school sign etc.
  • Let Parent Council know about it
  • Give an assignment to the students which is ONLY
    available on the net
  • Newsletters, Calendars etc. that are created in
    the office and can easily be converted to a web
    page which can be posted.

11
Making an Effective Web Site
  • Get Software from http//www.tucows.com File
    Transfer Program (FTP)
  • Graphic Editors
  • Web Design Programs

12
Conclusion
  • An effective school web page provides an enormous
    benefit to students, parents and teachers both as
    an educational tool and a communication tool

13
Making an Effective Web Site
  • Take a course on web page design
  • Sir Sandford College offers excellent night
    courses http//www.flemingc.on.ca/NoIndex/CF/Calen
    dar/PTS/CoursesList.cfm
  • community courses
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