Thursday, January 17, 2013

4-409 - 1/18/13 - Build a Website

Students of 4-409,
Even though I am not in the building today we are still moving forward with our Google Apps exploration.

Today, you will start building your own website...

There are two styles of websites so this assignment has two parts.

Websites take many forms. Two possibilities are a blog or a more traditional multi-page site.

A blog, like this one, is one possibility. This blog is a journal of sorts of computer assignments I give my students. Other blogs are based around the author's work, maybe a specific topic or hobby...

The first part of your assignment is to leave a comment below with an idea for what your blog would be about if you were to create one...

The second part of this assignment is to start building a traditions website with multiple pages...
Log in to your @ps10.org account and look for Sites

The step by step directions are here:
Get started with Google Sites
Click on the link above and follow the directions to begin creating your sites

There are a few specific requirements:

  • Your site name must be: FirstnameLastinitial - for example, GeorgeT or CalebW
  • Your site must be a "personal portfolio" meaning all the content on your site will be directly related to your school work throughout PS 10
  • Your "Home" page must be an introduction - at least a few sentences welcoming the viewer to your portfolio
  • You must add at least 1 page called "About me" and edit the page to add at least a 1 paragraph biography of yourself
  • Under the Sharing options, make sure you share it with me, ccasal@ps10.org


Leave a comment on your blog topic ideas and start building your Site. I will be checking your comments and your Sites progress during the period...

27 comments:

Amelia O. said...

If I to were write a blog it would be about my trip to the Philippines.

CC Servon said...

I might make a web site a my dog, Friday.

Max said...

If I had To create A blog is It specific what you have to do?

Mr. Casal said...

Max,
It wouldn't be specific, it could be about any topic, or a variety of topics, that you choose.

Tomer Ronen said...

If I had to create a blog I would make a blog about football stats, scores, news, and players. It would have different pages about the different subjects. It would also have 1 page about myself with my email address so people could ask me questions.

Max said...

ok thanks now i get it. ill do it about club penguin and hidden secrets in the game.

Hershel G said...

My blog would be about why minecraft is better than club penguin

Leandro G said...

If I could create a blog I would make it about soccer, soccer news, and lots of stuff related to soccer. My first page would be my biography. The second page would be my e-mail address, so people can chat with me. The rest of the pages would be about video game tips, and lots of sports tips.

Owen C. said...

My blog would be about baseball.

brisa kane said...

If I did a blog I would make it about my life and all my awesome friends

Leandro G said...

My blog would be about MINECRAFT! Go mine craft.

Mr. Casal said...

Great ideas!

Don't forget to read the Sites link and start your Google Site after you comment. Follow the directions closely!

Leandro G said...

Hey guys! I wish you good luck with your website. :)

Owen T said...

Since I can make a blog about anything I want I will make it about the wii game "Super Smash Bros Brawl" because it is what my #1 thing to do over the weekend.

Madeline M said...

I'm going to write a website about Martial Arts

Tristyn C said...

I want to make a art website. I can give give people random ideas for their drawings. I would include my email address so people can contact me.

LaurenB said...

If I were to make a blog i would make it about Greek and Roman mythology.

AjaxH said...

If I could choose what my blog would be about it would be the New York Knicks.

RajeshP said...

If I had to make a blog it would be about reptiles and egyptian mythology.

nyklosw said...

whenever i hit safari the blogger comment form comes up

TimothyM said...

If I were to make a website/blog it would be about the NBA in general. I would write about the scores, the games on TV (and the channels that they are on), the trades or rumors and the records showing the top teams in the NBA.

Mr. Casal said...

Nyklos,
If the comment window is open, click on it to make sure it is your active window, and use Commnd-W to close the comment window.

nyklosw said...

thanks mr.casal

Max said...

My Page wont save so i can't get a new one. What should I do?

Mr. Casal said...

Max,
If you have trouble refresh your page with Command-R

Leandro G said...

Hey guys! How are your websites going? Mine is going fine. I wish you guys good luck. :)

Leandro G. said...

Hey guys! I want to tell you that I have successfully completed my website. I hope that you can finish yours. Anyway, have a good weekend. :)