The Power of Self-publishing, Globally
Quickstart Awareness Activities
CONTEXT: Never before in history has it been possible for any individual, group, or community, to self-publish worldwide on equal par with the world's greatest governments, universities, and corporations. The ease of authoring web pages, and the increasing variety of multimedia capabilities, creates the opportunity for anyone, of any age, to make a worldwide impact through sharing their accumulated knowledge.
By following simple instructions and literally filling in the blanks, many web sites let you create and post your own personal web pages, online courses, online businesses, and much more.
You should be aware that the number of free web-authoring sites is increasing, with innovative new capabilities which make it easier and easier for you to create more and more powerful web sites with less and less time and effort. The activities presented below begin with very easy first experiences create fun web pages and offer you opportunities to build your skills, one step at a time.
ACTIVITY: Explore the easiest self-authoring feature on the
ACTIVITY: Create your own web
http://www.angelfire.com to see how anyone can
get a free trial web page created and posted on
the web in minutes! Or choose from 700
similar sites at
ACTIVITY: Use the following worksheets to create
using both HTML and non-HTML methods.
ACTIVITY: Explore the following web development
for both beginning and advanced web authoring, also
ACTIVITY: Explore the following resources for
the eight levels
of web multimedia at http://lone-eagles.com/media.htm
ACTIVITY: Explore the curriculum authoring tools
at http://lone-eagles.com/currtour.htm and at
ACTIVITY: Explore the 5,000+ student-created instructional web sites
created for the International Thinkquest competition:
http://www.thinkquest.org The 5,000+ sites are at:
ACTIVITY: Explore the 8 categories of student entries in the
Cyberfair competition showcasing school and
community synergies. http://www.gsh.org
ACTIVITY: Explore the electronic student portfolios
and student-created tutorials on how to create
electronic portfolios at the Mt. Edgecumbe Native
Boarding School in Sitka, Alaska.
(Select Student Portfolios) See also
ACTIVITY: Explore the Web Design Tutorial sites listed
at the end of http://lone-eagles.com/webdev.htm
ACTIVITY: Explore how easy it is to create an online course
ACTIVITY: Learn to download a free software program
and review the incredible free software resources at
ACTIVITY: Take five minutes to create your own free trial
Ecommerce site at http://www.homestead.com
ACTIVITY: Explore the self-directed lesson for creating
your own web pages easily at
ACTIVITY: Explore the web-curriculum created by teachers
taking the online class "Making the Best Use of
Internet for K-12 Instruction"