Design of Classroom Web Sites: Support for Elementary Literacy Programs
Elizabeth Baker, University of Missouri-Columbia, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Designing a web site for an elementary classroom can be a daunting task for elementary teachers. The purpose of this paper is to help elementary teachers and teacher educators make successful inroads into designing web sites that support children's literacy development. We demystify the design of classroom web sites by encouraging elementary teachers and teacher educators to begin their design decisions in accord with common instructional approaches. Herein, elementary teachers do not need to consider every option and feature available. Rather, they should first identify the instructional approaches they use for literacy instruction and then build a web site to undergird their classroom instruction. In this paper, we present web site features that fit with and support common instructional approaches. Teachers and teacher educators are encouraged to identify the instructional approaches they use/advocate for literacy instruction and design web sites accordingly.
Baker, E. (2006). Design of Classroom Web Sites: Support for Elementary Literacy Programs. In C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2006--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3182-3186). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).