Wednesday, November 10 :: Website Design Challenge!!


C: Voice Level 2 (only the people next to you can hear you and no shouting across the room)

H: Ask your team, elbow partner or raise hand

A: Work on the assignment

M: Stay in your assigned seat

P: Work till assignment is completed

S: Finishing your work ASSIGNMENT!

Beginner: Q, Y and P Keys :: Due FRIDAY, November 12 :: 10 Points


1. Log in to

2. Click Lessons

3. On Beginner Tab, Click Beginner: Q, Y and P Keys (this is due FRIDAY, November 12): 10 Pts.

4. Begin Typing (Please DO NOT GO PAST THIS LESSON! It will RESET if you do!)

NOTE!!! No late TYPING will be accepted!!!!

If you are finished or waiting, work on Clever!

  1. Students click on the Clever icon on the desktop

  2. Sign in using the username & password (same as logging into computer)

  3. Click on the square that says iReady

  4. Continue until time is up!

Lessons have been assigned to them based on their diagnostic test results both in Math and Reading. Within each lesson are brain break games. The district is pushing a goal of 45 minutes per week on Online Lessons in ELA and 45 minutes per week in Math to close the gaps found in the diagnostic. Math and ELA are providing some of that time during the week, but not all.

You now have a account for Google! Login by going to

If your school email is then your google account will be password is the same as your computer/email password!

Website Design Challenge!

WHAT ARE WE LEARNING: Website planning!

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT: Your website is a vital part of your business’ marketing efforts, and it’s the virtual face of your company. This is why the Planning Phase is so important for any web project. It sets the tone and foundation for a successful website. Don't underestimate the importance of website planning!

HOW WILL MY TEACHER KNOW WHAT I LEARNED: You will build a new, school related website based on the items you have already learned!

Website Creation DIV2 (3rd Place).mov

Website Creation DIV2 (3rd Place)

Web Design DIV 1 (1st Place).mov

Web Design DIV 1 (1st Place)

Web Design DIV 1 (2nd Place).mov

Web Design DIV 1 (2nd Place)

Web Design DIV 2 (1st Place).mov

Web Design DIV 2 (1st Place)


You will be creating an interactive website! This website should explain a topic relevant to Gaston culture and climate. An important part of building a website is knowing the content that you’d like to include. Since this is your website, you will be able to decide what content you would like to share.

On the sheet handed out, use the prompts and space below to brainstorm content you’d want to include in your school relevant website...

  • What are things you like about Gaston?

  • What are things you know more than other people?

  • What are things you care about at Gaston, in your community, or the world?

  • What messages do you want to share with a wide audience?

You may talk with elbow partners/neighbors to get ideas!


How do we get our information?

  • Who could you ask for information about your topic?

  • What questions could you ask this person about your topic?

  • What elements do you need to make your website relevant? (ie. photos, maps, videos)

  • What resources are there to obtain these elements?


Here are some ideas...use your own of course! The topic MUST be relative to our school!

  • Clubs: Pick a club or explain about all the clubs at Gaston

  • Sports: Pick a sport or explain about all the sports at Gaston

  • Electives: Pick an elective or explain about all the electives at Gaston

  • Counselor/Teacher(s): Pick a counselor/teacher or explain about all the counselors/teachers at Gaston

  • Library: How to use the library etc

  • Cafeteria: Make a website displaying the menu and nutrition options

  • Events: Pick an event or explain about all the events at Gaston

  • Lesson from a Class: Pick a lesson you liked and expand upon it for a website!


DO NOT RUSH! Think it through!

Your website MUST:

  • Have THREE (3) more, no less!

  • Each page MUST contain student gathered facts (ie. Interviews/research etc)…Information MUST be written by student and NOT copied from any source including online.

  • Contain hyperlinks to other sites with more information. (4-5 links minimum!)

  • Have a minimum of THREE (3) photos PER PAGE relevant to the selected topic*

  • Have at least TWO (2) embedded elements: Map, calendar, schedule, or video related to the topic

  • Contain a quiz/form with a minimum of FIVE (5) relevant questions related to the topic

*For this assignment the photos can be found online or taken by student outside of class (with permission of subject.) If student wishes to participate in TOT, student photos will need to be taken ONLY by student.