Designing Effective Websites (communication and design)
Discussion and access prior knowledge on what we know about effective web design.
2 Direct Instruction
Various media (articles, videos, images) to be analyzed, discussed, reflected upon, etc. This tool allows for much flexibility in how you want to approach in direct instruction/investigation/exploration.
3 Guided Practice
Students research and collect various websites to analyze--bookmarking, notetaking, etc. This is also used to begin planning and thinking about their website. Edmodo could be used for online discussion.
4 Independent Practice
This is one example of an online platform to be explored. One thought is to use a group Diigo and let the students explore and find various platforms they like and bookmark them.
Student reflect on their process--what worked, what didn't. They also might workshop each other's websites for feedback and improvement.