ERIC Number: ED417916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
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The Whole World: Just down the Road.
Whorton, James E.; Fowler, Robert E.; Siders, James A.
Due to easy accessibility to the Internet and prevalence of programs for designing World Wide Web sites, a special education teacher may now create a Web site with little cost or trouble. Special education teachers may want to consider creating a Web site to inform parents and caregivers about classroom activities, invite participation in special projects, send and receive e-mail, or link to school or other sites. The Web site acts as a powerful communication tool for students and caregivers, and it expands the classroom into the larger community. This paper gives specific guidelines for steps in designing and publishing a Web site: planning; defining the purpose of the site; achieving clarity through use of fonts and color; being consistent within school or district guidelines; structuring an easy-to-navigate format; finding and using graphics; and getting help with creating the site. A checklist of 15 points to remember is included. An appendix lists 25 Web sites (some annotated) that provide free graphics, search engines, information on HTML (hypertext markup language), and software. (SAS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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