This is the first part of a 3 weeks tutorial teaching students about creating their own online gallery using a simple content management system. At this stage my students have already had an introduction to www.wordpress.com creating their own personal blog (all my students including Level 1 music media and Level 2 multimedia). Nevertheless, this tutorial sample is a good base for students to start taking control of their website, producing their own portfolio, making decisions,choice on different plugins/themes to use to change the appearance of the website. A sample student material will be available to download at a later date.
- Demonstrating confidence in building pages and posts using dashboard (WordPress)
- Researching and Planning for their own online portfolio
Duration: 1.30 hour
Starter Session: Discuss props and work produced with other teacher the evaluate the individual students’ needs
Main Session Part 1: Students plan their website (teacher presentation on CMS planning)
students use a predefined template to help understanding planning.
1.1. Identify the purpose of the website and intended audience.
|Desired website name|| |
|Why are you building this site?|| |
|What is your message/Slogan?|| |
|What type of website is it? (Educative, informative, sale, advertising or other).|| |
|Who is your primary target audience? |
You need to be precise: about age, income, market segmentation and their technology knowledge; are they likely to be tech-savvy, or tech-limited?
|What would you like the site to achieve within 1 year? (how many visitors, income, users)|| |
1.2. Select and use a website design template to create a single web page.
|Template Location (where did you find the template?)|
1.3. Identify what content and layout will be needed in the web page (see Website Plan)
|Planning and Managing Your Content|
List below the pages that you would like to feature in your site and the types of graphics you would incorporate.
|Page Title||Content Description||List Graphics to Include|
|What features do you want in your site?|| Videos|| audio|| Images|| Download functionality (users)|
| Newsletter|| Blog|| Catalogue|| User submission of documents|
| Search capability|| Images Gallery|| Animations|| Forms/Surveys|
| News/RSS feeds|| E-commerce functionality|| Message Boards|| Other|
Main Session Part 2: Simple WP demo and video support
Main Session Part 4: Project based – Work/Experiment with your blog
Homework: You must have your content ready to work on the site by next week