“I want to make a website, but I’m not sure
where to start”
of a teacher sites created in sitemaker:
1. Know what your User ID and password are: This give
you access to your server space so that you may ftp or upload your site to
your server space.
2. Understanding how to use the site maker program: A step by step tutorial can be found on
line at the Huron site. http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/huron.web_develop_resources/gvc._sitemaker_101
Or GVC site maker user manual
found at the District site. http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaps.gvc
You can print out the pdfs and place
in binder. High areas that you need or
are interested in.
3. Plan Your Site Content: The success of your web site
depends as much on how well you plan your content as on the content you offer
step in designing your site is to create a list of items you want to include
as content on the site.
Course schedule (seminars, IDB, blocks)
Assignments at a glance- calendar showing when
assignments are due.
Required reading – a list of required readings
for the course and due dates.
Lecture notes - can be done in a PowerPoint
presentation or as a word document.
Illustrations – pictures scanned, taken
digitally, video stream, shareware graphics from web
Links – annotated list of links to all sites
used during the class discussion
Critiques – description of web site critique
assignments and an area where students can post links and their written
Portfolio – links to student project, best
4. Organize Your content: The next step is to organize your content
lists into an organizational architecture that will comfortably house your
content. This organization will also
form the basis for your site’s navigation system.
5. Create a Standard Look for your site: Consider the following……
and Colors and type sizes: Choosing a typeface/font style. A good choice is to use a serif type such
as Arial or Veranda for the text.
Colors: Add emphasis through contrasting typeface
or bold or italic text.
Size: Different platforms display
type sizes differently. On a
Macintosh, for example, 12-point looks about the same size on the screen as
it would printed.
On a Windows machine, however, a 12-point type looks 2-3 points
larger than on a MAC – the equivalent of a -14 to 15- point printed type. To get the equivalent of a 12-point type on
a Windows machine, you would have to set your font size to 8 points, which
would be illegible on a Macintosh.
Student Work: If you use your site
to post student’s work, you do need their permission. Placing, for example a student’s essay on
your course Web site constitutes making a copy, and reproduction rights are
exclusive to the author of the work; the student. It is best to obtain their permission
Web Page Resources:
http://www.soarweb.org/ Create multimedia presentations in minutes using images,
sounds, and movies available in SOARWEB
and from other digital sources. Gives you lots of ideas.
Webable http://www.webable.com Making Your Website Handicapped
Accessible ….gives you more ideas to make it
useful to all