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.
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.
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
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.
Thank you for an informative and helpful class. I have learned much about the world of technology. Robin Sellers is a great instructor. I felt she was here beside me giving me the directions. Thank you again!
This class offered the perfect balance of content and practice! Thank you for the well thought out, nicely paced program! I feel I now have the skills and confidence to take the next steps!
I would like to thank you for all of this great information! I am excited to have this new knowledge to use as I begin a new journey in my life. I liked the pace of the course and the content wasn't so much that I was overwhelmed with it.
Thanks for the great course, Robin. I learned so much. Now I have to sit back and reflect on what I truly want on my web site. You have given me the confidence to create my own site. Now I don't have to be envious of other teachers who have their own sites. Thanks again. It was fun!
Not being extremely computer savvy, thinking about creating something as technical as a website was daunting. I am so impressed at how the instructor was able to put the information into "layman's" terms. The course was completely doable and therefore I will definitely be back for more!
Thank you so much for this course! It is only the beginning of a new world for me in technology. This will definitely benefit me for my future career as a teacher. I have been asked about blogging in an interview and was not knowledgeable in it, but now I can say I am!! I will see you again in a future course!
I was very pleased that Robin, our instructor, wrote our lessons as if she was talking to me individually. Her instructions are clear and not written in what I call "doctorate language". I have attended some lecture classes that sounded like you needed a personal translator so you could understand the content. This was my first online class. I hope all my classes in the future are just as easy to understand and educational.
I have completely enjoyed learning from Instructor Sellers, because she understands what working teachers need. Instructor Sellers is definitely a "Teacher's Teacher!!"