This week was the webquest. Very time consuming in terms of pulling together information, and then the coding! I had trouble w/ the spacing of the main container using vertical navigation links (I could get it to work w/ horizontal, but I wanted to use vertical), so I needed to use the how to video, but did not rely on it as much as in the past.
Creating websites has been challenging, fun, and time consuming. Since it is new to me, its not a quick process at all. As a classroom teacher, I think it will be difficult to create pages given the time constraints of teaching. I think, for me, it will be easier & more efficient to use pre-made websites such as Google sites, WordPress, Haiku Learning, etc for my classes. Coding pages will be left to summer and or vacation week projects!
1.1.2.b Create instructional plans (micro-level design) that address the needs of all learners, including appropriate accommodations for learners with special needs.
1.1.2.d Incorporate contemporary instructional technology processes in the development of interactive lessons that promote student learning.
1.1.3.b Demonstrate personal skill development with at least one: computer authoring application, video tool, or electronic communication application.
1.3.b Identify at least one instructional model and demonstrate appropriate contextualized application within practice and field experiences.
1.4.b Describe and/or document specific learner characteristics which influence the selection of instructional strategies.
2.3.2 Design, produce, and use digital information with computer-based technologies.
2.4.1 Use authoring tools to create effective hypermedia/multimedia instructional materials or products.
2.4.2 Develop and prepare instructional materials and products for various distance education delivery technologies.
2.4.4 Use telecommunications tools such as electronic mail and browsing tools for the World Wide Web to develop instructional and professional products.
2.4.5 Develop effective Web pages with appropriate links using various technological tools.