November 17, 2003
Book for Teachers on Web Publishing
World Education has published a short guidebook, Under Construction: Building Web Sites as a Project-based Learning Activity for ABE/ESOL Classes, written by Jeff Carter, the manager of this site, along with Steve Quann of World Ed. The book is designed to provide adult literacy and ESOL staff developers and teachers with some simple, user-friendly advice on building Web sites as a classroom activity. Contact Jeff for information about ordering copies.
The Web Projects section of this site is an enhanced, Web-based companion to the print version of the book, maintained by Jeff Carter.
March 08, 2004
Web Publishing Skills
One of the ideas running across this site is that building a Web site as a class project is a way to work with technology in the classroom that strongly emphasizes communication, planning, and team-building skills, in addition to technology and literacy skills. A March 2004 article in Digital Web Magazine, called "A Recipe for Learning Web Design" by By D. Keith Robinson, has some good stuff on the non-technical skills involved in Web publishing.
August 20, 2004
Weblogs in the Classroom
The August 20 Circuits section of the New York Times includes a feature on blogs in the classroom.