Posted October 27, 2011on:
I am currently home sick, so I thought that I would take advantage of some time to read everyone’s blogs. I thoroughly enjoy getting to know everyone, read their opinions, and gather new resources. I check the Delicious stack often, and I feel that I rarely have any great, new resources to contribute….yet. I am always keeping my eyes peeled, but as for now, please know that I am using what YOU suggest and passing the links along to others!
Speaking of sharing, I am hoping that I can tap into your knowledge and expertise in two areas. First, my final project. I have been working to create a website through which the staff at my school can easily (key work – EASILY) incorporate the Moral Intelligence virtues into their daily teaching. Incorporating the Moral Intelligence virtues into our classes each month is an initiative by the Regina Public School System. I have created lessons, combed through various resources and websites, and put it all together into a site. (Please keep in mind that it is by no means complete.) My plan is to have each month’s virtue online before the month arrives so that teachers can incorporate the virtue into their classroom through a variety of different lessons for different grade levels and learning styles. My goal is to share this site with as many teachers as possible, especially since moral education can be taught in any city, province, or country. If you or anyone you know would like to use this site, please note that it is still “in production,” but I would love it to be shared! Also, please feel free to comment or leave feedback if you have any questions! Now, for my question…I have been using Google Sites to build this site. For the most part, it has been very easy to use. However, the themes are so primitive, simple, and drab. The theme that I have chosen is the most graphically appealing one that I could find. Does anyone know if there are ways to improve a Google Site’s layout and theme, or if I am limited to what is given to me when beginning the creation of the site? Any tips on how to make the site more appealing, other than adding more graphics (which I am planning to do in the near future)?
When having the students work on the computers at school, I have previously always used Dropbox to have them save their work, then access it at home. Sometimes it works, but when often, the students are unable to access their work if they use a different version of Word at home. I want to get them started on Google Docs instead, but I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions of something that works well for their students. I would love to hear any suggestions!
Thanks a lot!