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Introduction

This workshop is for campus (CWC) and other designated personnel only. All participants must be designated by their campus principals.

Session Resources - Link to ITLS CWC Support Portal.
Session Feedback - At the end of the training please complete a Class Survey. Thank you for your participation.




Class Agenda

Where to Locate and use various training materials
CWC/DWC Support Portal
Various ways to break-up the workload of maintaining your campus website
Whole Group Discussion
Review basic information your campus website should have
CWC Newsletter: Issue #3
How to edit/resize pictures and then upload them
  • Group Photos in inches (4.86 w x 3.47 h)
  • Individual Photo in inches (3.47 w x 4.16 h)
  • Group Photos in pixels (350 w x 250 h)
  • Individual Photos in pixels (250 w x 300 h)
Video - How to resize your photos using Microsoft Picture Manager
Top 10 Tips - Kodak

More Photography Hints

Video - Upload images into the Media Manager (Stories folder)
Video - How to insert an image into an Article
How to create links
Video - How to create a weblink
Video - How to create Menu Links (Top and Main Menus)
Creative Commons and obtaining pictures
What is Creative Commons & More (Link to Copyright & Creative Commons Online Course)
Pop-up Menus
Videos - Pop-up Menus
Please complete Satisfaction Survey
Satisfaction Survey
Back to Class Overview and Standards Page
Overview and Standards page




Common Terms

1. Joomla - a free, open source content management system used for web publishing
2. Sections - part of how Joomla stores content. Sections contain Categories which contain Articles (webpages). Some of the most commonly named Sections are 'Our School', 'Our Staff', and 'Our Students'.
3. Categories - part of how Joomla stores content. Categories are part of Sections and contain Articles (webpates). Some of the most commonly named Categories are 'About Us', 'Our Administrators', 'Clubs and Organizations', and 'Student Policies'.
4. Articles - Joomla webpages and part of how Joomla stores content. Articles (webpages) are part of Categories contained by Sections. Some of the most commonly named Articles are 'School History', 'Principal's Page', 'Patrols', and 'Student Dresscode'.
5. Creative Commons - Is an alternative to traditional copyright licensing. Founded by a group of cyber law and intellectual property experts, Creative Commons provides a licensing scheme whereby copyright owners choose the terms under which they will allow use of their copyrighted works and make that choice known via the use of easily identifiable logos (Bissonett A. , 2009).





ISTE Standards

This workshop will help teachers accomplish the following standards:
  1. Technology Operations and Concepts - Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers:
    B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies.
  2. Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences - Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers:
    B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences.
    C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability.
    D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities.
    E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced environment.
  3. Productivity and Professional Practice - Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers:
    B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning.
    C. apply technology to increase productivity.
    D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning.