Presentation on theme: "From Static To Manic Drupal in my classroom Jason Shiroff Denver Writing Project."— Presentation transcript:
From Static To Manic Drupal in my classroom Jason Shiroff Denver Writing Project
Our Story My tumultuous Drupal romance Function & disfunction Current status Till death due us part...
My tumultuous Romance with Drupal My original (static) website vision Swept away by Drupal (a summer fling) CMSes offer so much more... Lego style website creation Access control & moderation Digital tattoo protection Full control
Function & Disfunction Brings web 2.0 to students Easy to add functionality Solid access control and website stability Supports growth and change Flexible content moderation Helpful online community Drupal Pros Drupal Cons Huge learning curve Easy to get carried away with features and carried away from the rest of life Hard to theme and fine tune Training necessary for users Documentation is spotty and techie.
Current Status eodyssey.org Web 2.0 tools for almost every assignment Extending the learning time Multiple ways to show competence & intelligence Creating community Digital stories, poems, podcasts, wiki, forums, reflections, videos, profiles...
Till Death Due Us Part Future plans for my class website: Improved navigation More student-led design and ideas Networking with other schools/audiences (authentic audiances) Better interaction between students, parents, teachers(creating a community) Finding authentic uses for the technology