Developing and Using Web-Based Learning Activities
Types of Web-Based Activities:
2: Online Lesson Enhancements
3: Online Courses and Curriculum
4: All-inclusive (1-3) learning environments.
Types and Examples of Web-Based Lessons and Projects
Integration Strategies from Web-Based Activities
Writing with Writers: htttp//teaching.scholastic.com/writewit
Students work with authors, editors and illustrators to develop their skills
Journey North: www.learner.org/jnorth
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives: http://nlvmusu.edu
Support for Web-Based Learning Activities
- Sites can introduce goals and purpose of existing projects and invite people to participate
Function #2: Tutorial instruction
- A website can serve to deliver actual instruction and information on a topic or project
Function #3: Information Summaries and exchanges:
- Student can use web-sites to add information to a collection that will be shared with others
Function #4: Communication and support:
- A website can serve as a virtual meeting place to support students' communication as they work together at distant locations.
Function #5: Displays of past and current student work
- Web-sites can be used as web publication centers in which students show examples of their poems, stories, pictures and multimedia products.
Function #6: Project Development Centers:
- Web-sites are sometimes set up for the specific purpose of inviting new distance learning projects
(Roblyer, M., & Edwards, J. (2013). Integrating educational technology into teaching (pp. 245-246). Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Merrill.)
Developing Web-Based Lessons
- Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML): Php, ASP.Net, ActionScript in Adobe Flash and many more. Also scribe here are web page and website software tools that allow developers to create web products without programming.
- HTML and HTML5: the internet standard for how web pages are formatted and displyed.
- Java: A high-level programming language developed by Sun Microsystems. An object-oriented language
- VRML: Develops and Displays 3-D objects on web-Pages
- PHP and ASP.NET: Server-side applications, meaning that they must be installed on a server to be used in web-development.
High-level programming language developed by sun Microsystems.
Develops and displays 3-D objects on web pages.
The internet standard for how web pages are formatted and displayed.
Imagining, Transferring Data and Developing for Web-Pages
Downloading Images: You can download almost any image you see from the web page and store on your computer. Downloading an image from the internet is easy, but remember that many image you find on web pages are copyrighted.
Stands for "Graphic Interchange Format" Used for drown images, illustrations, clip art, or animations.
Stands for "Joint Photographic Experts Group" and file name extension is .jpg. Used for photographs.
Criteria for Evaluating Web Pages and Website Design
- The first page of a site indicates clearly how to navigate to other features of the site.
- When developing a web-site, keep in mind that it should take no more than three clicks to find content or return to the home page of the site
Good visual design
- Pages are designed for good readability and aesthetics. Fonts are easy to read, colors are limited.
WEB BASED LESSONS
Discovery Education: http://school.discoveryeducation.com/lessonplans/tech.html
Education World: http://www.educationworld.com/atsl/arcives/ed_tech.shtml\
For those educators who want to design their own web-based lessons, the webquest model is a good choice.