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my english class website
Posted by: Talia (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 13, 2006 02:27PM

In my "Computers in Education" class I had to pretend that I was already a teacher and design a website to be used by my students and parents. Check it out and tell me what you think.

[mypage.iusb.edu]


Re: my english class website
Posted by: Desi (Moderator)
Date: June 13, 2006 02:54PM

looks great. I would put the "send an email" a bit lower. With mozilla firefox it is too close to the text above.


Re: my english class website
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 13, 2006 03:16PM

Talia, it looks good, but the font on the purple links is probably one size too small. Besides the links you've already chosen, I would add a dictionary link like this one: [www.onelook.com] />
and an encyclopedia link similar to this one: [en.wikipedia.org] />
Also, if the intended audience is your students, you should have names under the photos, unless you just want them to think they're a bunch of old guys who wrote. in other words, how do they find bios of the people in the photos without your help? If you had Steinbeck, Hemingway, Whitman, etc. under the photos, they could look up their biographies and get a head start on the learning process.

Les

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/14/2006 01:56AM by lg.


Re: my english class website
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 13, 2006 04:28PM

You bear a striking resemblence to Audrey Hepburn


Re: my english class website
Posted by: PamAdams (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 13, 2006 08:17PM

Talia,

The colors are good- very readable under IE. Do you have to put in the tags for people who can't see? Also, the site seems well laid out.

The pictures on the homepage seem like they should be hyperlinks- or at least labeled. I'm sure the students are wondering just who are all these people. Perhaps the name could pop up on mouseover?

pam


Re: my english class website
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 13, 2006 08:26PM

mouseover

most excellent word, yes


Re: my english class website
Posted by: Talia (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 14, 2006 11:01AM

Thank you all for your comments. I agree that the pics on the homepage seem like you could "click" on them. And your right, students might not appreciate the black and white phots, especially without their labels. Thanks for taking the time to check it out. I'm not a computer person.


Re: my english class website
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 14, 2006 11:59AM

Talia,

I'm curious about why Salinger himself wasn't hyperlinked, like the rest of the authors. or why the other's works weren't?

Other than that, I thought it was a pretty good site.....I'd increase the size of the button choices on the left, and I agree with the "click on Hemingway's nose" sentiment


Re: my english class website
Posted by: Talia (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 14, 2006 04:59PM

Please remember that I put the whole thing together in a day or two and so I think when choosing links I chose sites that were more intersting, rather than being consistent. I got an A on the project (An A+ in the whole class). The only thing I got marked off for was that I didn't make the links open up in a new page. Basically, we had to show that we knew how to do this rather than trying to make the best website. It was only a 200 level class, and we did simple things such as making a newsletter on Publisher, Mail Merge, iMovie, etc. It was a very practical class and I think one that I will definitly apply in the "real world".


Re: my english class website
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 14, 2006 06:34PM

If you can use all the Microsoft programs and learn a little html, you're way ahead of the average teacher in the field. Unless your school district sponsors such activities, there's very little time AFTER you're teaching to become proficient in those areas.

Les


Re: my english class website
Posted by: PamAdams (192.168.128.---)
Date: June 14, 2006 07:07PM

At my university, students in service learning classes build websites for local teachers and schools. The main school site is a senior project, and the teacher sites are done by students in the introductory web development course.

pam


Re: my english class website
Posted by: lg (Moderator)
Date: June 14, 2006 09:20PM

Pam, at the high school where I worked ALL students had to pass a computer literacy course before graduation. But, like your university outreach program, I don't think that that is typical in California, or elsewhere.

Les




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