Home Page view
This is your homepage view. From here you can build on your different pages. The lefthand column has a variety of options with a click and drag model.
Click from the left hand side and drag onto the page. Drop title or text boxes, pictures, videos, etc. wherever you want on your varying pages.
To change any pre-added text, just click on the text box and type in your site name.
Adding pages to your site
To add or move pages on your homepage, click on the top bar on pages.
Here is where you can add or rename pages: home, professional standards, about me, and maybe a blog.
To add a page, click on the "+" on the Left colum
Select standard page for all regular pages.
To re-order your pages, click and drag your page vertically, in the order you want.
To make sub-pages, drag the page under the main tab you want it to be under, but drag it slightly to the right. You may move and rename at any time.
Your pages may also be arranged in any order. Drag the most important to the top and that will be displayed first.
To make p subpages, drag the box slightly to the right under the tab you want it to be housed.
Then your homepage will have the pages you names, ordered, and organized.
Why a Blog?
To blog or not blog, that is the question. Blogging is a rewarding way to share ideas about the teaching profession. Check out my blog about the joys of blogging and see if you're up for the challenge.
My middle school daughter creating her own blog in 6th grade.
SETTING UP A BLOG PAGE
When creating a blog page, you will need to select "blog" as the page type.
Click on "Blog Settings."
Click on comment default and select "require approval." Make sure to save your changes!
To add a blog (I would type the blog in a Word or Google doc), click on "New Post."
Select "post options." Adding categories to tag your blog with online searches is key! You want to include your name and other key terms like blended learning, student choice, student voice, flexible seating, etc.
Drag a text box into the space that says, "drag elements here." You may also drag a photo box over.
Then copy and past your text into the text space.
You will need to "add categories" here.
Tag each of your blog posts with the appropriate category each time you add a blog by selecting post options.
*If your blog does not fit within these categories, don't post it. Keep it professional and student/teacher centered.
Click on "post" when you are done adding your blog post and tagging the appropriate categories.
Launching your site
When changes are made you will need to click "Publish" every time to update your portfolio and make it live.
Click on "Publish" to make your website live.
When changes are made you will need to click "publish" every time to update your portfolio.
Share Your Digital Portfolio
Once you Publish your professional digital portfolio, please feel free to share your creation and add the link and a pic of your homepage on this Padlet. Scan the QR code to access.
*don't forget you'll need "yourname.weebly.com"
Scan the QR code to access the Padlet
Contact Info: Mena Hill