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1 Content Managed School Web Sites Make your school Web site more functional and easier to maintain Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Use these arrow buttons or the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard to step through the presentation. School Site Manager

2 School Site Manager Content-Managed School Web Sites Home page Adding Announcements or Profiles Calendar & Adding Events Photo Galleries Departments, Courses & Faculty Course Sections Extracurriculars Unstructured Pages Administrative Functions Edit Course Section Automatic Syllabus & Lesson Plans Edit Extracurruculars Facilities Reservations Calendar Food Court Menu Manager Custom Development Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Proceed through the presentation using the arrow buttons below or the arrow keys on your keyboard or click on a topic to jump to its description. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc Cedar Ridge Drive Richardson, Texas (972) Proceed through the presentation using the arrow buttons below or the arrow keys on your keyboard or click on a topic to jump to its description. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc Cedar Ridge Drive Richardson, Texas (972)

3 Rotating Announcements. Click them for details Rotating student, faculty and visitor profiles Click for Principal’s message Site customized to your school’s colors and graphics. Footer links on every page Anyone can add announcements, events, photo galleries or profiles. They appear on the site only when approved. The site structure is feature rich. All site content is entered into a database then automatically displayed on these pages. This makes the site simultaneously more functional and easier to maintain than conventional school Web sites. The site structure is feature rich. All site content is entered into a database then automatically displayed on these pages. This makes the site simultaneously more functional and easier to maintain than conventional school Web sites. Site suggestion box. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Professionalism

4 Anyone can add an announcement. A headline will appear on the home page and the details may be of any length and may be formatted. Announcements and profiles submitted by the public appear on the site only when approved. Administration has full control over the site without having to generate all the content. Announcements may be given activation and expiration dates. They may be set up in advance then appear automatically. Profiles include photos that may be selected from those already on the site or uploaded. Uploaded photos are automatically resized to match the site design. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Share the Workload Administrative Control Save Time

5 This view of the calendar shows events of general interest. Special interest calendars are also available such as calendars for specific course sections. This view of the calendar shows events of general interest. Special interest calendars are also available such as calendars for specific course sections. You may choose to view calendars for different months and years and you may choose to show only certain categories of events. Events are color coded by category. Click on a category name to see only events of that category. Click on event names for more detail. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Organized, Accessible Information

6 Anyone may submit a calendar event. This enables club members, team members and dance organizers, those closest to the event, to get events on the calendar. Events may appear on a single day (e.g., a football game) or span multiple days (e.g., spring break). Events are ordered on the calendar according to their starting times. When an event is submitted the calendar administrator is notified with an . When an event is approved, the submitter is notified. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Share the Workload Administrative Control

7 Anyone can create a photo gallery. They appear on the site only when approved. Photo galleries can contain up to 18 photos. Each photo may include a title and a narrative portion of arbitrary length. Anyone can create a photo gallery. They appear on the site only when approved. Photo galleries can contain up to 18 photos. Each photo may include a title and a narrative portion of arbitrary length. Click on a photo in the overview to see a larger image and the accompanying narrative, if there is one. The photo galleries archive is like an online yearbook capturing memories of the school year. Click on a photo in the overview to see a larger image and the accompanying narrative, if there is one. The photo galleries archive is like an online yearbook capturing memories of the school year. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Share the Fun

8 As you roll your mouse over these departments… …department descriptions and links appear here. Links may include Faculty, Courses, Links and Files. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

9 The faculty list is generated from the database. Click for teacher bios. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

10 Faculty and staff can update their own info through Web forms at any time. The data is automatically formatted and displayed on the page… Links to all courses taught by this faculty member are automatically generated Want to create photo galleries of a teacher in the classroom or travel experiences? Add them here. …Faculty and staff can enter as much or as little info about themselves as they wish. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

11 Course descriptions are pulled from the database, formatted and displayed. A list of links to each section for this course is automatically generated Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

12 Each section may have its own list of Frequently Asked Questions. Each section may have its own photo galleries. These may be instructional or class projects. Each section may have its own calendar of events. These may include long duration events such as the Ecology part of the course or short term such as a daily lesson plan or test date. Each section may have its own list useful links. Each section may have its own list downloadable files. Teachers use these as the central repository for all handouts. Teachers may add as much or as little info as they wish. As with the rest of the site, all data is entered into a database through easy-to- use Web forms then automatically formatted and displayed. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Transparency Classroom Management

13 The list of links to extracurricular activities is automatically generated from the database. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

14 Like courses and sections, each extracurricular can have its own set of Frequently Asked Questions, Links and downloadable files. Photo galleries for extracurriculars are particularly fun. Capture the members in action or preparing for a big meet. You can enter as much or as little info about the extracurricular as you like. Some include descriptions of every game played. Automatically generated links to the calendar events for this extracurricular. Links to all the event details. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Encourage Participation Share the Fun

15 The database supports the ability to create miscellaneous pages—those without the regular structure of team rosters or lists of links. Even these pages, called database managed pages, can be entered without technical skill. Database managed pages may include: Navigation links Text formatting Links in text It all can be updated through simple Web forms so it’s easy to maintain. Database managed pages may include: Navigation links Text formatting Links in text It all can be updated through simple Web forms so it’s easy to maintain. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Organized, Accessible Information

16 Password-protected administrative pages allow entry and editing of all site content. Administrative functions will vary according to available site options. Users are granted editing and access privileges according to need. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Administrative Control

17 Other than Course Name, Teacher, Period and Room, all section information is optional. Each course section has its own calendar. Events entered here are displayed in the same format as the general school calendar but are dedicated to this section. Share work already done for other courses and other sections by copying from one section to another. Are you teaching several sections of the same course? Declare sections to be identical then any changes made to one section will also appear in the other identical sections. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Classroom Management Share the Workload Transparency

18 1. Specify the first & last days of class and the days of the week that class meets 2. Specify the no-school days. The dates shown here are pulled from a list of no school days set up on the Admin page. 3. You can either create a new syllabus or adapt one from another section or another semester. When you adapt an existing syllabus the system automatically adjusts to new first and last days, different no-school days and different days of the week. 5. Edit daily lesson plans as needed. 4. Add multi-day events to indicate main sections of the course or the time between assignment and due dates of projects. Premium Feature: Syllabus Builder Premium Feature: Syllabus Builder Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

19 You may choose to add as much or as little information as appropriate. Some extracurriculars include only a name, photo and description while others include lots of detail as shown here. It’s up to you. These events for extracurriculars also appear on the calendar automatically. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Encourage Participation

20 Facilities reservations allow anyone to submit a request to reserve a room or other resource. System checks for conflicts and sends notification to the facilities administrator. When reservation request is approved a notification is automatically sent to the requester Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Organized, Accessible Information

21 Multiple Food Court Lines can be defined, each serving different foods and with menus changing day to day. Food Court menu “events” are automatically created for each school day. Visitors can click on the “event” to see the menus for that day. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc. Organized, Accessible Information

22 Foods on a food line can be specified as available every day, available on certain days of the week or available on specific days. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

23 Premium Service: Custom Development Premium Service: Custom Development Animated page headers are built with Macromedia Flash The Highland Park HS home page (http://hs.hpisd.org) is built with Macromedia Flash. It includes many dynamic elements yet is database driven, so it updates itself automatically. Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc.

24 School Site Manager Make your school Web site more functional and easier to maintain Contact us Harry Tennant & Associates, Inc Cedar Ridge Drive Richardson, Texas (972)


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