STEP 1: Go into your GMAIL account
You will see this page:
|STEP 3: Select "blank template"|
Type the name of your free site
Tell the computer "I am not a robot"
then hit the red "CREATE" button again
|STEP 4: Look at the PENCIL on the UPPER RIGHT|
(near the Blue SHARE button)
The pencil is the EDIT icon.
Click on the PENCIL
|STEP 5: Type words across the top of the page.|
One word for each of the pages of your website
|STEP 6: Select Projects|
LINK: One of the PROJECTS can be the
PERSONAL HISTORY WORKBOOK
|These are the typical sub-pages of a Free Website for|
showing your work: It's a DIGITAL PORTFOLIO
|STEP 7: Connect the pages|
Highlight the word, click on the "CHAIN" icon
(it is the LINK) and type the name of the link
|Step 8: |
You can put the link on the bottom of each page, too
This will give the viewer places to visit at the end of the page
|Step 9: Under SOCIAL MEDIA, consider putting your|
POSITIVE photos on display.
Why not create an account that shows the POSITIVE side of you?
|STEP 10: PICTURES|
To add an image, click on INSERT
|then click on IMAGE and find the image|
|Step 11: Share the link with friends|
Look at the UPPER RIGHT at the BLUE BUTTON
"SHARE" -- you can let your teachers VIEW or
even EDIT your web site
|Type to invite a teacher to edit your site|
A teacher can add some comments, such as "Spell check!"
|This is an option|
You could also let your parents
view and perhaps even EDIT your page.
YOUR Site's LINK is found at the TOP of the page.
Text the link to ManyPosters@gmail.com
Send a text message to (954) 646 8246
LINK This page is http://tiny.cc/freesitegoogle
This page is also called TINY.cc/freesite11
About the Free Website Project
Thank you for learning the steps to take to set up a free website.
Here are some links to learn more about the project
WHERE TO GET FREE HELP
Integrate school and community (you don't want to warehouse kids away from the world)
integrate head and hand, across income layers.
More about projects and how they fit with "free websites"
High Tech High started as a school built around projects. It made sense to keep track of the results of the projects with portfolios... and paper files got messy, so why not put the projects on the Internet?
The challenge for teachers in a non-project school is "how do we change the culture of a school?" We could try "top down" or "bottom up."
Top down: Training for teachers (who are already pressed to include 12 hours of curriculum into 5 or 6 teaching hours each day). What kind of training about "building digital portfolios" would you give teachers?
Bottom up: Some students take the lead and other students copy. This involves virtually no input from the teachers. The Free Website Project evolved from the idea that "kids will find a way to do cool things" (Facebook, instagram and snapchat were not imposed top down on kids). How can we entice "early adopters" to start building websites?
What percent of the student body will eventually adopt "free website" if 1% of the students are trained to make a free website?
The Instagram argument
Who taught teens to get onto snapchat, vine or instagram?
|Source of this table|
The argument in favor of the "bottom up"approach to introducing "free websites to students" is clear:
1. Schools might not have time in the day for training or funds for hiring trainers for staff
2. Many teachers don't choose to use projects and would prefer not to take times
If you would like to become a "student advisor" and support other students with your expertise, call (954) 646 8246. Ask for Steve McCrea.
"I made something really cool and people came to see it." Mike Strong in a video at Teacher Channel
See the playlist / tinyurl.com/freewebsiteplaylist