A. Instruction - 8.7
B. Design - 9
C. Engagement - 9.6
Jimdo: An App for Creating Websites
Summary : One of the easiest ways to create a website or blog from your device
- Instead of a traditional written report, teachers can have students create website reports using this app. To do so, students would add text, images, and links to report on their assigned topic. Students can then share their work by posting a link to it on a class website.
- Teachers can transform daily journals into blogs. To do so, teachers can post the daily prompt they want students to engage, and students will respond to it by writing a blog post on their webpage. Teachers can then check students’ blogs by visiting their website.
- For a summative assignment, teachers can have students create a portfolio that showcases their best work from a semester, unit, or grading period. To do so, students would first create a “Welcome” on their website’s homepage and then create a page for each piece of work included in their portfolio. Students can copy-and-paste their work into their website or take a picture of it and then upload it to their website.
- After reading a controversial text, students can create a website that espouses their stance on an issue. The website’s homepage can provide an overview of the topic and the student’s opinion about it. Students can then additional webpages that support their opinion or explain why an opposing view is incorrect.
- Teachers can have students compose blog posts or create a webpage from the perspective of a fictional character, historical individual, or inanimate object. Sample prompts for students to base their blogs or websites on include: (1) How would this character feel about that? (2) What would this historical individual think about that situation? (3) If that inanimate object could speak, what do you suppose it would say about that? (Please note, teachers would have to define “that” in the preceding prompts.)
|A2. 21st Century Skills|
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning|
|A4. Value of Errors|
|A5. Feedback to Teacher|
|A6. Level of Material|
|A7. Cooperative Learning|
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.|
|B1. Ability to Save Progress|
|B2. Platform Integration|
|B3. Screen Design|
|B4. Ease of Use|
|B6. Goal Orientation|
|B7. Information Presentation|
|B8. Media Integration|