Creating a Classroom Website

Get a teaching tool that will help you become a more modern, effective and dynamic teacher. This easy-to-understand course will help build a published classroom website complete with content, images, links, and a blog.

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6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting  October 12, 2022
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Course code: 5wb

Learn how to create a classroom website in this fun, easy-to-understand course for teachers. In no time, you'll build an interactive site with text, images, videos, and more. We will cover how to create an engaging website that visitors will want to come back to again and again. You will see how creating a classroom website will help with the home-school connection every teacher strives for. Finally, you will discover how simple it is to create a classroom website and how having one can make you a more effective and dynamic teacher.

What you will learn

  • Design a classroom website that aligns with classroom needs.
  • Identify features that support the functional purpose of the classroom website.
  • Evaluate features on how they support the functuinal goals of a classroom website.
  • Implement an interactive component into a classroom website.

How you will benefit

  • Become a more effective and dynamic teacher by creating your own website.
  • Learn to keep your students safe when surfing the web.
  • Implement a great communication tool in your classroom by creating a blog and teaching your students about blogging.

How the course is taught

  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6 Weeks or 3 Months access
  • 24 course hours

In the first lesson, you'll learn it's easier and more fun to create a classroom website than you might think. We'll explore the benefits of a classroom website. Next, we will discuss ways that a website can help you organize information, instruct your students, and interact with others. Then you'll create a plan for your very own classroom website.

In this lesson, you'll put your plan into action! You'll learn about website builders, the benefits and drawbacks as you begin to create a website. You will also find out how to keep your students safe as they engage in online activities.

In this lesson, you'll bring your site to life with formatting. You'll give your website visual appeal as you add color to text and background. You'll also learn to format and arrange text, giving your site a unique, professional look. We will also discuss how and why to add images, and review copyright rules. By the end of this lesson, your website will have a name, a theme, and images!

Your website will really start to take shape in this lesson. You will spend some time focusing on what is important to your particular website and how you want to arrange the material in order to create flow. This work will make your website easy to navigate for your users.

We'll take your website to the next level in this lesson. Lesson 5 is all about links! You'll learn about the different kinds of links and how to create them. We will also explore the benefits and challenges of using Open Educational Resources (OERs) on your site.

In this lesson, we will make your website come alive with motion and sound. Adding additional audio and video elements to your website will help make it engaging and exciting for everyone that uses it. We will also look at how your students can create their own multimedia and how it can be used to flip the classroom.

Today, we'll focus on WebQuests: unique Internet learning adventures. You'll discover everything there is to know about what successful WebQuests look like and how they can be used to enrich and educate your students.

We will continue our exploration of WebQuests and compare them to scavenger hunts. By the end of this lesson, you will have a WebQuest that you can link to your website complete with a well-thought-out evaluation process of the work done by students when completing the WebQuest.

Are you ready to implement a great communication tool in your classroom? Today, you'll develop your own blog that will enhance your teaching and create a learning environment that transcends your classroom's walls. By the end of this lesson, you'll have the knowledge you need to create a blog, teach your students about blogging, and use blogs effectively.

We all know the importance of keeping your students engaged in their learning in the classroom. However, how do you do it when they are on your website? In this lesson, we will discuss practical ways you can keep your students engaged while using your website.

Get to know the foundational language behind your website in this lesson. This will help you make small modifications to your website even when using a website builder and help with troubleshooting.

In this lesson, you will find out how to publish your site and how to keep it looking good throughout the school year and in years to come.

Kt (Katie) Paxton is a certified teacher with a Master's Degree in Education focusing on Learning and Technology. She has more than 20 years of classroom experience and has been an online instructor since 2003. She also owned and managed a home daycare for five years and is the author of More Adventures With Kids in San Diego. Furthermore, Kt has trained and placed tutors with at-risk students in over 100 schools in addition to working with the students herself.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
  • Mac: macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling.
Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

Instructor-Led: Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Self-Paced: You have 3 month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you're encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons within the allotted access period.

Instructor-Led: The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.
Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.