Wednesday, 28 September 2011

I want to ...

Well, we discussed google sites in tech class yesterday.  I'm sure that the rest of the class' mind was swept  up in the tide of possibilities as mine was.  Initially, I was focused on all the great resources I could add:  homework calendars, subject timelines, discussion forums, announcement sections, lecture presentation postings.

This morning, I got thinking about marketing the website.  How do I get the students to actually visit the website?  I can give them all the resources they could possibly need, but why would the students leave Facebook and Youtube for a classroom resource?  I'm sure that some would visit it anyways ... and when it came to assignment time, the students would seek that final resource.

But I don't want my website to just be a study site.  I'm dreaming of voluntary visits.  I realized that what I wanted more than anything was a site that would teach history the way I dream of teaching history.  Like this:

Or teach viking history like this: Viking Quest

Or problems with the British Succession like this:


  1. Hi Roy,

    Do you also major in Drama? Just wondering.


  2. Hi Zoe,
    Beyond one leading role in High School production of HMS Pinafore, there's no drama in my world and definitely no skills in that direction. As much as I enjoy the introvert's appeal of assuming another role, I'm far too shy. Why do you ask?