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SCHOOLWIRES-INTRODUCTION TO MAKING A TEACHER WEB PAGE Jeff LaBenz and Kim Welter .username.site.chandler_usd password Course Description: Ready to "jump in the pool" and find innovate new ways to communicate with parents, students, and the community? SchoolWires, our district's new Web based communication system, allows our school district to standardize school websites and teachers to make customizable web pages This is your chance to build your own website section and explore the power of SchoolWires! Course Objectives: This course will help teachers build and effectively use their new Schoolwires website. Teachers will learn how to build and navigate through a basic Schoolwires site. Teachers will learn strategies to more effectively communicate with parents. Teachers will learn strategies to more effectively communicate with students. Teachers will use ways to extend student learning beyond the school day by adding engaging curriculum activities on their class website. Teachers will learn how to create and use data from Schoolwires forms they create to get information from parents and students to improve their classes and teach more effectively. Teachers will explore current research on ways to effectively communicate with parents. Teachers will explore current research on ways to effectively use technology with students. Evening One: Overview of Schoolwires and Terminology Navigation and Hierarchy, Explore and Share Help Pages Etiquette and Guidelines Planning your Site Overview of a Schoolwires Website: How is my site set up? Overview of a section: Viewing your website vs. Editing your website: Registering: How do I register? Roles & E-Alerts: Organizing your Section Section Planning Guide Evening Two: Types of pages Modify the Overview Page Add a New Flex Page Add an Article Library Page Sort Items in a Library Page Role-Protect a Page Add an Event to the Calendar Upload Images or Documents to Files & Folder Use Batch Upload How do I insert text into the Editor? How do I format text? How do I format a paragraph? How do I format a list, images, and tables? Evening Three: Making an Assignment Page Making a Photo Gallery Making a PDF file Extending your curriculum How can you use your Schoolwires site to more effectively teach your subject matter? Build activities into your website Share your ideas with your colleagues. Evening Four: How to build forms and surveys Effective ways to use forms and surveys with parents Effective ways to use forms and surveys with studetns Build activities into your website Share your ideas with your colleagues Evening Five: Reports in forms and surveys Analyze your data from forms and surveys Plan curriculum changes based on the data you found in forms and surveys Beyond Class: How do you continue to improve?
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