Welcome to Creating and Teaching Websites and Podcasts!


What is this site?

This site is a self-paced professional development program for teachers who wish to learn how to create websites and podcasts and how to incorporate website and podcast creation into their classroom instruction.

Objectives

  • To create a website for managing materials, communicating with students and parents, and sharing resources
  • To create a podcast
  • To execute a lesson or unit teaching students how to create websites
  • To execute a lesson or unit teaching students how to create podcasts

Standards

Preparing for Podcasts by Dean Shareski
Preparing for Podcasts by Dean Shareski
Completing this professional development program will satisfy the following national technology standards for teachers and for students:
  • ISTE NETS-T 2: Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments: Teachers design, develop, and evaluate authentic learning experiences and assessment incorporating contemporary tools and resources to maximize content learning in context and to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes identified in the NETS-S.
  • ISTE NETS-T 3: Model Digital-Age Work and Learning: Teachers exhibit knowledge, skills, and work processes representative of an innovative professional in a global and digital society.
  • ISTE NETS-T 4: Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility: Teachers understand local and global societal issues and responsibilities in an evolving digital culture and exhibit legal and ethical behavior in their professional practices.
  • ISTE NETS-T 5: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership: Teachers continuously improve their professional practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their school and professional community by promoting and demonstrating the effective use of digital tools and resources.
  • ISTE NETS-S 2: Communication and Collaboration: Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
  • ISTE NETS-S 4: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, is a professional organization for technology educators. These standards and others can be accessed at their website.

How do I start?

Because this is a self-paced program, if you want to begin with podcasts, you may; however, you do need to complete the module Creating Websites before Teaching Websites and Creating Podcasts must be completed before Teaching Podcasts.

You can begin by clicking the links to the appropriate modules in the navigation menu in the left-hand sidebar or you can click the appropriate links below.

What if I have a question?

You can consult the FAQ page or the Glossary if you run into questions or terms you don't know. If you are unable to find answers to your questions, you can contact Dana Huff, the author of this professional development program. If you would like to learn more about this program, please read the About page.