I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone yesterday and hope that our presentation peaked your interest in the power and possibilities of digital technology for your organization, your students, and your own personal projects. As Leah mentioned it was hot and we packed a lot in, but having said this, we want you to know that if you’re willing to give it a try, you won’t be alone. Here are some reminders to get you on your way:
- Think first about the goals for your digital project. You might want to think of it as an object-message-response model to create two way communication with your audience.
- Architecture. Spend lots of time with paper and pen or a whiteboard and “build” your site, or at least the outline of your site before you get on your computer’s keyboard. This is a great way to develop a road map for your eventual site.
- Prioritize. Think of your site as a work in progress, not a final product. Cool tools can be added as the need arises, so begin slowly. Some of you are educators looking for ways to incorporate webs and blogs in your classroom. One way to build your knowledge and confidence is to develop your site in 14 different segments to coincide with a semester’s schedule. It’s a lot like building a house: begin with the foundational tools, then move to the structural elements and finally add all of the fashion accessories that give your site its personality.
Shortly, I will create a Go To Meeting account where we can hold online demos. Until then, please feel free to conact either one of us by email with any questions that you may have. You can reach me at either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Hope to hear from you soon!