I have been doing a little ‘spring cleaning’ (wishful thinking given all the snow on the ground!) of my blog. I wanted a cleaner, tidier look to the blog and, inspired by my third COETAIL course, I wanted to makeover the graphics and create a more engaging visual display for my readers.
Here is an overview of the changes and the new blog format:
Next up, is an overhaul of my resume. I really like my current resume but it is good to keep it fresh and updated so I am looking forward to playing around with it. I want to incorporate a more infographic feel to the resume while still showcasing who I am – and the color orange (of course). This is going to be my assignment for my COETAIL course on Visual Design which I am loving. I think it bodes well that one of the course instructors blogged about my resume design when discussing this course a few years ago. I look forward to sharing with her the 2015 version, soon!
I mentioned in my last post that I had recently been introduced to Weebly as a website creation tool. It is very intuitive, incredibly easy to customise, and utilizes the best of sites such as WordPress with an extensive theme library, and Wix with it’s drag and drop functionality. I really liked it and while I was initially planning on using Google Sites, I am pleased that I went with Weebly for this piece of work.
Here is a quick video tour that gives an overview of what’s included in the Exhibition website:
I think one of the things I enjoyed the most about curating this website was reminding myself of the amazing resources that are out there to support our students as they go through this process. Two of my favorites are The Playbook and Ship It. Both of these I have blogged about previously here and here (and are available in the Downloads section of the Exhibition Website).
As we progress through the journey as a school this year, I want to add in Weekly Checklists and other organizational tools for students and teachers. I also want to add to the websites, videos, and apps as we come across new things to support student learning.