Dear Fellow Instructors:
On this page, please find all the handouts we provide during in-services.
As you know, all teachers are strongly encouraged to maintain a website this year. We have found this internet-based program to be the most user-friendly and have a school-wide account with this company. Please check out this great tutorial that helps step you through set-up: http://teacherweb.com/workshopguide.htm
It is the same tutorial we presented in the in-service.
Should you need ANY help - don't hesitate to email me, Mrs. Veitch, Mrs. Kelly or stop by our classrooms. The key to learning this process is to actually DO it! Don't be afraid to play around with the different fonts, windows and options. You can always delete what you don't like, and save what you do! Also - your website will not be linked through the Marian website UNTIL YOU ARE READY!
SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR WEBSITE:
1. Assign as extra credit: have students request their parents sign up to receive your NewsFlash messages. Once they register, you will receive an email confirming who signed up, so you can award your extra credit points. This gets all parents/students on to your site.
2. Have students download the next assignment instructions from your website for a small amount of points.
3. Create self-grading study guide quizzes before major exams: I have the students print off their results page, get a parent signature and bring it in for the only extra credit I allow towards quarter exams. (only signed test results.) Plus - you can "archive" your study exams and they'll be safely stored until you need it again next year!
4. I keep a running homework list for the entire year - never erasing the old - just adding the new. This way, parents & students can scroll through the "history" of the class to see exactly when something was assigned & due. It really does help. (Plus, I print it off at the end of the year and go through to adjust my syllabus for the following year!)
the "Enhanced" page option - you can create a page in which you have all Word/Excel capabilities, add photos, document & web links right in the text. It's a new feature that I wished they had a few years ago! Plus, you can insert "emotion" icons
or type in gentle reminders, like "Turn this in or suffer the consequences
6. I once administered a web-based test in the library - and the system graded them all and sent me a tidy "batch report" with everyone's names & scores all ready for me to enter into the gradebook. It was nice...