• Episode 1: How To Edit Your Teacher Web

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 1:41
    This movie demonstrates how to access your teacher web from the school website in order to make changes or add content. 
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  • Episode 2: Navigating The Schoolwires Toolbar

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 7:56
    This video walks you through the Schoolwires toolbar, looking at each of the icons and what they may be used for.
      
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  • Episode 3: Inserting A Hyperlink To Another Website

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 2:52
    This short video shows some different ways to add a hyperlink to another website on your teacher web. 
      
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  • Episode 4: Copy And Paste In Schoolwires

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 1:24
    Some functions are not as intuitive as you might expect in Schoolwires, this short video describes how to copy and paste.
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  • Episode 5: Inserting An Image On Your Website

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 6:29
    This short video demonstrates some of the methods you can use to add an image to your teacher web.
    * Remember, materials on the internet are frequently copyrighted, before using someone else's work, ensure you have permission from the author and make sure you cite your source.
     
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  • Episode 6: Adding Files To Your Web

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 6:16
    There are several ways to add files to your teacher web, each has it's advantages and disadvantages:
    1. Inserting a file link via the Schoolwires icon, this is the easiest way to add a file, but the most difficult way to change a file.  The file format also needs to be considered, especially if end users don't have the appropriate software on their devices
    2. Inserting a link to a SkyDrive file allows for easy editing after the file has been uploaded, since changes should be reflected as soon as the document is updated
    3. Embedding a file looks professional and allows for easy updates, but only works with Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
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  • Episode 7: Updating Your Classroom Calendar

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 4:35
    Your classroom calendar is wonderful, yet very underused method of communicating.  If, as teachers, we put all events and due dates on our calendars, our customers have an easy way of seeing what is going on when.  If extracurricular activities are posted on the school calendar, teachers can plan their week knowing who will be out of class and when.  Watch this video and you'll wonder why you didn't start using this earlier.
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  • Episode 8: Creating And Maintaining Your Blog

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 7:46
    A blog is a great way to get students writing, create questions that will stimulate responses in paragraphs rather than yes or no answers.
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  • Episode 9: Creating A Photo Gallery

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 4:00
    Photo galleries are a great way to showcase student work or images of events that have taken place, the rotating slideshow is much more aesthetically pleasing than several photos scattered around a web page. Watch this short video and you'll be creating your own photo galleries in no time at all.
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  • Episode 10: Adding Video To Your Teacher Web

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 6:06
    Whether you want to add video that you have created or a video that you have from another source, there are a couple of different ways to do this in Schoolwires.  This video demonstrates how to do this.
    * Remember, materials on the internet are frequently copyrighted, before using someone else's work, ensure you have permission from the author and make sure you cite your source.
      
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  • Episode 11: Restricting Access To Your Teacher Web

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 3:39
    There are several reasons why you may wish to restrict access to certain areas of your teacher web.  Perhaps you only want to share information with other teachers, perhaps you have included handouts that you have permission to reproduce in your classroom but they are proprietary and access needs to be restricted.  Whatever the reason, this video shows how you can restrict access to any page on your web.
    * I have created a generic Kennedy account which can be shared with students and parents, this means that they will only have to remember 1 password to access restricted content anywhere on the school website.
      
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  • Episode 12: Using Your Assignments Page For Your Instructional Resources

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 5:41
    Your assignments page is a great page to teach from.  It allows you to display work according to when it is assigned and when it is due, use this for all of your handouts, presentations, instructions, links, etc. and your students will soon learn where to go to retrieve work if they are absent, you can even use this for homebound students.
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  • Episode 13: Creating An Article Library

    by Lynn Dixon-Gonzales Length: 6:13
    This is a great way to store newsletters, meeting minutes and agendas.  This video gives an overview of the different ways to create add documents to your web.
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