Good or Bad Web Design Websites?

Lists of Web sites

  1. George The Moose
  2. Constellation 7
  3. Colorado Ranger Horse Association
  4. Sixties Press
  5. Low Price Skates
  6. Richards Brothers Seafood
  7. Amazing Things Arts Center
  8. Futuro-House
  9. High Calling Cockers
  10. George Hutchins for U.S. Congress
  11. Yale University School of Art
  12. Burlington Ufo and Paranormal Research and Education Center
  13. Accept Jesus, Forever Forgiven
  14. Valley Isle Aquatics
  15. Ohio Academy of Science
  16. Feng Shui Interior Design
  17. The Wedding Collective
  18. Military Corruption

Web Design Principles

Reminder of Week07

This week’s assignments
  1. Assignment 7: Web  Evaluation Wiki
  2. Blog post #6 
  • Podcast: Technology & Teacher Professional Development
  • Your sixth post should contain:

    • A paragraph about why (or why not) you would like to maintain a course Web site as a teacher. Do you think course Web sites are important? Useful? Are they worth the trouble/effort?
    • A paragraph about how you envision yourself using technology to not only teach your students, but to maintain and further develop your own skills as a teacher. Listen to the podcast for some ideas.
    • A paragraph on new skills you acquired from working on the last assignment (Web Evaluation Wiki) and reflect what you like about it/what you don’t like about it, how you can improve it next time, and how what you learned from the assignments can be used in your future career. Make sure you print screen both assignments and post an image of them.

Reminders of Week06

This week assignments are:
  1. Web hunt (Assignment #6)
  2. Blog Post # 5 ( Read Chapter 4 & Listen Podcast: Web 2.0 in the Classroom) and it should include
  • A 2-paragraph review of an interesting web 2.0 toolthat you might use when teaching (e.g. delicious, diigo, library thing, scribd, and a million others – but don’t choose one we’ve already reviewed/used in class). Be sure to include a link to the tool and to incorporate it into your blog where possible, and check out the ones that your classmates have shared as well.
  • A paragraph about whether or not you think web 2.0 is useful in K-12 education, and why. Be specific about which Web 2.0 technologies you think are useful and/or not useful in the classroom and to support teacher professional development. Be sure to refer to the podcasts on this topic.
  • A paragraph on new skills you acquired from working on the last assignment (Web Hunt) and reflect what you like about it/what you don’t like about it, how you can improve it next time, and how what you learned from the assignment can be used in your future career.

By Feb. 19. 10:59am. 

Skill Check#3 – Inspiration

  • Create a new document              
  • Open and modify and existing document            
  • Insert a node    
  • Link nodes         
  • Arrange nodes
  • Add a hyperlink               
  • Add a graphic (go to Edit menu –> Insert Graphic)    
  • Apply basic formatting features (font, size, font style, color)      
  • Save as Word document

Inspiration assignment requirements.

•Concept Map #1: demonstrate technical proficiency
–Minimum of 16 nodes
–All nodes fit neatly in one screen
–Lines, arrows, and text in lines
–At least three different shapes/images
–At least two different colors of shapes
–At least two different text colors
–At least two different colors of the lines
–At least one web link
–At least one note
–Content is NOT important
 
•Concept Map #2: use inspiration to visually depict a topic or procedure that you might teach
–Minimum of 12 nodes
–All nodes fit neatly in one screen
–Lines and text in lines;  At least one web link
–At least one web link
–Map must display logical connections between nodes
–Content is IMPORTANT

Blog Journal #4 Requirement

Your fourth post should contain:

  • A paragraph on other ways you might use web-based resources to support student learning. Share a few resources that are of interest to you. Use your book and do some googling for ideas.
  • A paragraph on your views about using the Internet to support student research. When is it useful? Not useful? Look to Chapter 3 for ideas and inspiration.
  • A paragraph about how you have searched for and evaluated Internet-based resources for use in school work in the past and how your methods compared with those mentioned in the podcast.
  • A paragraph on new skills you acquired from working on this week’s assignment (Inspiration) and reflect what you like about it/what you don’t like about it, how you can improve it next time, and how what you learned from the assignment can be used in your future career. Make sure you print screen your assignment and post an image of it.

Blog journal#3 Requirements

Your third post should contain:

  • A paragraph in which you provide a visual critique of a web site using the rules presented in Chapter 6. Be sure to link to the site. If you’re up to an extra challenge, include images (screen shots or other sources) in your blog post.
  • A paragraph about whether or not you think open content and open source are important for educators, and why or why not. (listen to the podcast on this topic to find out more!). Would you use open content materials? Open source software? Would you contribute to them? Why or why not?
  • A paragraph on new skills you acquired from working on this week’s assignment (Word & Graphics 2) and reflect what you like about it/what you don’t like about it, how you can improve it next time, and how what you learned from the assignment can be used in your future career. Make sure you print screen your assignment and post an image of it it.