Part 1: Website or blog
Investigate different websites or blogging platforms: Drupal, Weebly, Wordpress, Google Sites, or others that are free.
Create a website or blog for your future classroom using a free hosting site to communicate with stakeholders for your future classroom. You will be using the site throughout the course so choose a host site you are comfortable with using.
As you develop the framework for your site, be sure to include the following pages:
Welcome page – include announcements, calendar, etc.
About Me – include contact information
Student Resources – include sites for students, homework, as well as other resources you feel will be helpful to parents and students in your class
Use appropriate fonts and graphics to make your page appealing. Be creative.
Part 2: Blog Post
Research how technology can be used to enhance communication with parents, students and the global community in the classroom.
In a Word document, prepare a 500-750-word draft version of Section 2: Communication Plan of the Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan. Support your explanation with 3-5 scholarly resources.
Copy the draft of “Section 2: Communications Plan” into a blog post titled “Technology to Support Communication.” Include the reference page.
The instructor will provide commentary on your draft, which you will then use as a basis for revising this section. The revised section will then become part of the complete Comprehensive Classroom Technology Plan (Benchmark Assignment), which is due in Topic 7.
Prepare this assignment according to the GCU guidelines found in the GCU Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the Student Success Center for directions.
Submit your written draft and website link in a document to your instructor by the end of Topic 3.