Key TEKS Correlation (either subject area or Technology Applications, if applicable):
§126.28. Web Mastering

(c) Knowledge and skills.

(1) Foundations. The student demonstrates knowledge and appropriate use of hardware components, software programs, and their connections. The student is expected to:

(A) demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of operating systems, software applications, and communication and networking components;
Use Windows 2000, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and Blaze FTP to transfer files to external server.

(B) compare, contrast, and use appropriately the various input, processing, output, and primary/secondary storage devices;
Students save files to a student server, and FTP files to an external server.  Many students also have personal storage devices.  The final portfolio is burned to a CD.

(D) delineate and make necessary adjustments regarding compatibility issues including, but not limited to, digital file formats and cross platform connectivity;
Students are required to check web pages using Opera, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Netscape Navigator.
See link for downloads
http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/find.htm

(2) Foundations. The student uses data input skills appropriate to the task. The student is expected to:

(B) demonstrate proficiency in the use of a variety of electronic input devices such as keyboard, scanner, voice/sound recorder, mouse, touch screen or digital video by incorporating such components while publishing WWW pages.
Scanner and recording devices are available and students are taught how to record data. To date, no video software or equipment is available for the class.

(3) Foundations. The student complies with the laws and examines the issues regarding the use of technology in society. The student is expected to:

(A) discuss copyright laws/issues and model ethical acquisition and use of digital information, citing sources using established methods;
A separate copyright unit is covered in the Fall.  All work is required to use proper citations.

(B) demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable use policies when using networks, especially resources on the Internet and intranet; and
Students are encouraged to ask permission to use images, and/or content. Content is checked with Turnitin.com to document copy issues. See http://turnitin.com for more info.

(4) Information acquisition. The student uses a variety of strategies to acquire information from electronic resources, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to:

(A) use local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) including the Internet and intranet in research and resource sharing;
Students develop a story board and create content in notepad prior to developing web pages.  Research must use proper citations.

(B) construct appropriate search strategies in the acquisition of information from the Internet including keyword and Boolean search strategies; and
A separate search engine unit is taught in the Fall.  Students are required to use these skills throughout the year.

(C) obtain Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and distinguish among the protocols including hypertext transfer protocol (http), gopher, file transfer protocol (ftp), telnet, and wide area information system (wais).  Students primarily use http and ftp to access web files from the Internet and transfer files to a server.

(5) Information acquisition. The student acquires electronic information in a variety of formats, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to:

(A) acquire information in electronic formats including text, audio, video, and graphics, citing the source; and
Students will create web pages based on research done in class. Text, audio and graphics are required portions of the portfolio.  Video is optional, but encouraged.

(B) identify, create, and use available file formats including text, image, video (analog and digital), and audio files.
See 5A

(6) Information acquisition. The student evaluates the acquired electronic information. The student is expected to:

(A) determine and employ methods to evaluate the design (for content delivery) and functionality (for navigation and interaction) of WWW pages and compare the method with other established methods;
Using the rubric designed for the portfolio, students are required to make a self-evaluation of their project as well as a peer evaluation.  Students present the portfolio during a class period.

(B) demonstrate skill in testing the accuracy of information; and
This TEK is a little vague, but the 'math lesson' portion at least has a former math teacher as their main mentor :)

(7) Solving problems. The student uses appropriate computer-based productivity tools to create and modify solutions to problems. The student is expected to:

(A) use technology tools to create a knowledge base with a broad perspective;
The portfolio can be used as a resource for college applications, job applications, pre-requisites for advanced courses, documentation for summer classes etc.

(B) select and integrate appropriate productivity tools including, but not limited to, word processor, database, spreadsheet, telecommunication, draw, paint, and utility programs into the creation of WWW documents;
See 7A

(C) use foundation and enrichment curricular content in the creation of WWW pages;
See 7A

(D) create WWW pages using specific authoring tools such as text-based editing programs or graphical-based editing programs;
Students will use Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop to develop the files necessary for the web site portions of their portfolio.

(F) create and edit WWW documents using established design principles including consistency, repetition, alignment, proximity, ratio of text to white space, image file size, color use, font size, type, and style;
Students study Robin Williams good/bad web design suggestion.  See the following link:
http://www.ratz.com/features.html

(H) establish a folder/directory hierarchy for storage of a web page and its related or linked files.
I am VERY picky about this. Review my lessons on-line for specifics.
http://hs.houstonisd.org/westsidehs/Curriculum/WebMastering/index.html

(8) Solving problems. The student uses research skills and electronic communication, with appropriate supervision, to create new knowledge. The student is expected to:

(A) demonstrate proficiency in, appropriate use of, and navigation of LANs, WANs, the Internet, and intranet for research and for sharing of resources;
Students are required to post their lessons on an external server. I provide the site and set up separate password protected folder. The off-site server folders/files should exactly match the folder/file structure on the student server at WHS.

(B) extend teaching and learning in the local environment to the worldwide community through the creation and sharing of WWW documents;
Maybe we will be famous someday :)

(C) synthesize and generate new information from data gathered from electronic and telecommunications resources;
All student sites should be original. Their work is checked through Turn It In .com

http://turnitin.com

(E) demonstrate the use of WWW pages, collaborative software, and productivity tools to create products;
Student Portfolio is an excellent example of this.

(F) participate with electronic communities as a learner, initiator, contributor, and teacher/mentor; and
The 'math lesson' is an excellent example of this type of collaboration.  Students are expected to work with their math teachers to develop a lesson that models objectives taught in their class.  I am a member of two extensive teacher networks (The Math Forum and TeacherTECH at Rice University) that are willing to work with the students on this project.

(9) Solving problems. The student uses technology applications to facilitate evaluation of work, both process and product. The student is expected to:

(B) seek and respond to advice from peers and professionals in delineating technological tasks;
I am a member of technology committee at Westside and am part of the TeacherTECH network at Rice University.

(10) Communication. The student formats digital information for appropriate and effective communication. The student is expected to:

(A) use hypertext linking appropriately when creating WWW pages;
See 7A

(11) Communication. The student delivers the product electronically in a variety of media, with appropriate supervision. The student is expected to:

(A) synthesize and publish information in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, printed copy, monitor display, Internet documents, and video; and
See 7A

(12) Communication. The student uses technology applications to facilitate evaluation of communication, both process and product. The student is expected to:

(A) create technology specifications for tasks and evaluation rubrics; and
Students perform a self and peer evaluation of all project done in class.

   (B) seek and respond to input from peers and professionals in evaluating              the product
   Students perform a self and peer evaluation of all project done in class.

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