Course DescriptionThe purpose of an educator’s Web site is to teach, inform, and communicate. This course provides K-16 teachers with the knowledge and skills to expand classroom technology use by designing and publishing a professional educational Web site. Content will focus on the features of an effective educational Web site, and the use of Web development software tools to design, develop, enhance, and publish the site.
Learner OutcomesBy the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:
- Recognize and appraise the impact of Web technologies and use of a teacher Web site to increase student learning and promote collaboration.
- Examine and utilize Web development technologies, tools, and strategies to design, build, and populate an educational Web site.
- Develop a dynamic Web site component that is specific to Web 2.0 online collaboration.
- Appraise the value of and initiate development of a teacher e-portfolio with the purpose of modeling digital-age work and showcasing accomplishments.
- Examine and utilize Web development technologies, tools, and strategies to publish and maintain an educational Web site.
- Collaborate with other educational professionals regarding technologies with the intention of improving student engagement and learning.
- Computer with word processing software
- Internet access connection
- Online video viewing capabilities/Adobe flash player
- Software capable of reading PDF files
NOTE: Additional software will be used, but will either be free and open-source or trial versions, and will be based on the individual needs of each teacher’s Web site development and deployment needs. The instructor will work closely with each teacher to assist in determining the appropriate software.