Webpage Training Notes
Things to remember: keep it relevant,easy to navigate, easy to care for and ready for student use
Make it something the students can also use: on my first page I have my notes for each lesson, student resources, links for students to access, homework for my math classes, and assignments for all 6th grade core classes, in case they were absent. I explained how to get to the different pages with all of my classes. I also used the laptops and had students access the site to find my information.
Make a list of things you would like to make available and use (you can always rename and organize)
- while you are working on a page make sure it is inactive until you are happy with the end result
(Again: I chose easy things like a link for notes, assignments, student resources and 6thgrade assignments-I put these on the first page to make it easy to get to those pages without looking.) As a parent I would want things in one place and not have to spend extra time looking. Many parents do not know math or things we are teaching, so I decided to start putting notes online in case they needed an explanation or some examples.
Links are very easy to insert
click on site manager
- find the page you would like to add a link to, click on it to open
- find the three pictures together that are insert link, edit link, and remove link. Insert will allow you to insert a link and it can then go to different pages. You can link to site, email,website, bookmark. I have always done link to site.
then you pick the site you would like. example: I start with middle school because that’s where I find my page, then classroom(my page is listed under there), then locate your name and the page you would like a link to. Once you have done those steps click insert link and its ready to use. remember to save.
math class lessons
chapter 4 operations with fractions
* now I have a link to chapter 4 lesson notes
Files are also very easy to insert
- find the page you would like to add a file to, click on it to open
- find the paper clip, then choose if it is an existing file (if you already have it loaded somewhere on the site) or you would like to upload a new file.
New file you have to browse and find that link (memory stick or on the computer.) Click continue, then add a name for your link, insert file.
Existing file: find the file (must be saved in PDF form for parents to view- all they would have to do is download the free Adobe pdf. Continue, text title, the insert.
- Always save when you are finished so you do not lose anything.
To save as a pdf: any Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint will have a place when you save you can save as a pdf. Changes cannot be made once saved as pdf but you can go back to PowerPoint, word, or excel make changes and resave as a pdf.
click on site manager
- find the page you would like to add a picture to, click on it to open
- find the picture and click. you can upload an image from your computer,so find a picture and save it on the desktop (easy place to find.) Existing would be one you have already uploaded to the site. You can also choose clipart and find something in clipart
Remember to site where you found it, click continue, add text ( I normally put the site name)
then insert image. You can resize when you put on the page by clicking and moving it.
Nestled pages if you choose to have many pages under one link: I chose to put a link on the initial page (examples: Community Time has a link for each of the pages under it because otherwise it is blank or does not lead to the other pages.) I was afraid parents/students would not understand how to or would not try to access the other pages.
above each link I also put a picture so they could see what the information was about.
I have my webpage and I have also worked on the 6thgrade team webpage in case you would like any examples.
**Once you get it set up and the main points laid out it is so easy to take care of. So make sure to make it as user friendly and easy to up keep.