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How to Create Teacher Websites Using Blogs

Continuing Education /

As a technology coordinator for an elementary school, I have found that it is very hard to get my teachers to create and consistently update websites. There will always be technophobes that are just resistant in general, but mainly the issue isn’t desire its ease of use and availability. Teachers are busy people, most work well beyond any traditional sense of school hours. The thought of one more task in the day is something akin to the straw that broke the camel’s back. My goal became to create a system that was easy to get to, easy to use, and something that my teachers would consider a valuable tool instead of an extra duty.

The best setup I found to accomplish this goal was with a blogging package called B2 Evolution. It is free and easy to install on most websites. For instance, I got approval to purchase a years hosting with Host Gator which was right around $100. With that I got the rights to set up unlimited websites (so multiple schools could share if needed) and no limit on space and bandwidth. It also provided me with the Fantastico script installers which meant that I could install B2 Evolution in about two minutes flat.

How to Create Teacher Websites Using Blogs

Now, why did I choose B2Evolution instead of the more popular WordPress? B2Evolution has the ability to have blogs within blogs and here is the key to the whole thing being valuable to your school. I created a main site using another software package called Joomla but you could just as easily use any site building software or even a WordPress blog for your front page. From there I created a separate blog installation for each grade level. Then, within each grade level blog I used the create new blog option to create blogs within blogs. This isn’t nearly as complicated as it sounds but it allowed me to create a separate blog for each teacher.

Now, your going to need to download and install a few plug-ins to make things easier for you later. If you Google them and B2Evolution in the same search you should have no trouble finding them. They are:

* TinyMCE – Gives your teachers a Microsoft Word type environment to work with. * Widget Manager – Allows you to create the same page layout across all your blogs at the same time. * Sorted Public Blog List – Allows you to put the links on top of the page in alphabetical order and add a link back to your main site.

To install these you are going to have to download them, uncompress them using Windows or another progress such as Winrar, and then upload them to your website via ftp. This really isn’t that hard. You can get free ftp programs off the Internet quite easily. To log into the ftp if for instance your using Host Gator, you simply use your website as the domain, and your user-name and password for logging into cpanel when asked. … Read More

Website Design Schooling Opportunities

Adult Education /

The Internet has connected the world together and the websites that are used allow individuals to access everything from information to social networking sites. The most popular websites are visually dynamic and user-friendly. This basic point for a great website has triggered very best-selling skills. Students that have a desire to design websites can enter schooling opportunities provided by vocational colleges.

Website Design Schooling Opportunities

Website design requires exclusive knowledge of industrial computer applications. This usually includes Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, and others. The computer language needed to successfully take a website and make it fully functional is obtained through higher education. Students that pursue an education at the vocational level will find that available opportunities include certificate and associate degree programs. Each type of program trains students to enter the field. Typically students that have an associate’s degree have a better career outlook. This is due to the high demand for trained individuals and the level of competition that exists in the career.

Programs at both levels teach students to design and develop websites based on core objectives set by the industry. These objectives may include:

  • Preparing images for web pages (same as the others below)
  • Create standard layouts using industrial computer languages
  • Developing websites
  • Designing all aspects of the website, which includes graphics, navigation bars, layout, animations, advertisements, etc.
  • Developing core competencies in HTML, CSS, and PHP

Inside a certificate program, that may last anywhere from a few months to a year, students work through courses that focus on software programs and design procedures. Students become proficient in all foundational areas of creating a website based on their understanding of the formats, languages, and programs used in the field. Style sheets, frames, typeface features, web standards, editing images, text graphics, movie clips, and usability tests are all courses that can make up a traditional certificate program. These courses explore visual content and site features that need to be included in website design. Some courses will break down the different components that are used for various web sites such as businesses. Certificate programs that differ in level of knowledge can be a good choice for students that have no experience or for students looking to brush up on a new computer technology.

Further education at the associate’s degree level is the typical starting point for many students that are website design beginners. The focus of a two-year associate’s degree is to give students an overall foundation in multimedia, photo software, and existing and new Internet technologies. Design principles are integrated into courses on database websites, author websites, e-commerce websites, and more. Students learn to use various file formats, compression strategies, design techniques, and media delivery formats. Further education can be gained inside traditional colleges starting at the bachelor’s degree level.

The knowledge and skill level needed to enter the website design field successfully can be gained by working through an accredited vocational college program. Full accreditation is give to educational programs that meet certain criteria and offer students the best quality education available. Agencies … Read More

Physiological Issues Trending Among College Students

Continuing Education /
Physiological Issues Trending Among College Students

Mental health is one of the most important considerations of today, many people think that taking care of your mental condition is not an important thing but this is one of the wrong stigma attached to the society. Like your physical health is important, your mental health also deserves the same level of consideration. When you are diagnosed by any kind of health issue and you get it treated similarly you must never ignore your mental issues as well.

Mental health is one of the most important considerations of today, many people think that taking care of your mental condition is not an important thing but this is one of the wrong stigma attached to the society. Like your physical health is important, your mental health also deserves the same level of consideration. When you are diagnosed by any kind of health issue and you get it treated similarly you must never ignore your mental issues as well.

It is not that you won’t find any help in this regard, nowadays since the presence of mental problems among people especially students is getting very common numerous therapists, physiologists and counselors are working hard to bring such people out of this condition. However, this condition is found to be very common among the college students because of the excessive stress, peer pressure, competition, and high level of expectations, complexes and much more. The common mental disorders which are found to be common among the college students may include the following.

  • Addiction is the most common problem found to be common among the students nowadays and here drugs have been very popular these disrupt the life of a person mentally as well as physically in the longer run and therefore needs attention.
  • Another common psychological issue among college students is the issue of adjustment, this is known as adjustment disorder and many students who are unable to adjust in a new house, new college or among new people may come across this and this bothers them in getting frank with others, depression and much more.
  • Anxiety is another increasing issue among students and this leads to a lot of panic attacks to develop, people face emotional breakdowns, episodes of sadness and too much depression when they feel anxiety.
  • ADHD is a very common problem which is found to be very much among young children and this has terrible effects in the functioning of children at school and college.
  • Bipolar is another such mental disease which has been increasing at a faster pace among students and has led to the increase in depression, people with such issue get episodes of mood swings and that may get extremely hyper in many cases.
  • Depression among students may also be caused due to the pressure of studies, poor results, peer circle, lack of performance and much more, this is one of the most saddening situations for people who are facing this kind of mental issues.
  • Students who tend to get trapped in the issues of
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