Welcome to Nada Salem Abisamra's

"Using Web Page Design To Enhance Student 
Motivation &Learning"
At 
The American Community School
at Beirut

April 5, 2003


Teaching is Both A Science & An Art

Philosphy of Education
Michael R. Tauscher - Saint Norbert College

What is good teaching?
 Diane M. Enerson- Director, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

What Makes a Good Teacher?
By Richard P. Traina 

What is Good Teaching?
by Marshall Brain

Good Teaching- A Matter of Living the Mystery
By Parker Palmer

 What Constitutes Good Teaching?
Taken from  Instructional News. Shirley Ronkowski (ed.) 

Instructional Development. University of California Santa Barbara. Fall, 1993.

TEACHING RESOURCES
CHARACTERISTICS OF A GOOD TEACHER

GOOD TEACHING
by Theodore R. Sizer, Former Dean, Harvard University College of Education.



Definition of Motivation
According to Gardner (1985), motivation involves 4 aspects:
  1. A Goal
  2. An Effort
  3. A Desire to attain the goal
  4. Favorable Attitude toward the activity in question.
What are the keywords that "Motivation" triggers in our minds?
 
MOTIVATION
  • *Goal
  • *Effort
  • *Desire
  • *Energy
  • *Active involvement
  • *Persistence
  • Sources of Motivation
    "Without knowing where the roots of motivation lie, 
    how can teachers water those roots?"
    (Oxford & Shearin, 1994, p.15)

    Educational psychologists point to three major sources of motivation in learning (Fisher, 1990):
  • Intrinsic satisfaction
  • Extrinsic reward
  • Both satisfaction and reward
  • http://www.nadasisland.com/motivation/



    Browser:
    Netscape Communicator (download)

    General:
    http://members.fortunecity.com/nadabs/linkspagedesign.htm
    http://www.freestuffcenter.com/
    http://coolarchive.com/

    Free web page hosts:
    http://www.tripod.com **
    http://www.geocities.com
    http://www.hypermart.net
    http://www.20m.com
    http://www.fortunecity.com/
    http://www.bravenet.com/
    http://angelfire.lycos.com/
    http://www.freewebspace.net/ (list)
    http://www.4freehosting.net/www/100best.htm
    http://www.comparewebhosts.com/
    http://freeweblist.freeservers.com/
    http://www.teacherweb.com (not free)

    For free graphics:
    http://www.flamingtext.com **
    http://www.freegraphics.com/11_Online_Create_Your_Own/
    http://www.clip-art.com/
    http://www.animationfactory.com/
    http://www.ausmall.com.au/freegraf/
    http://www.ausmall.com.au/freegraf/freegrfa.htm
    http://www.ausmall.com.au/freegraf/graphix.htm
    http://www.cooltext.com/ (free online graphics generator)
    http://www.top20free.com/ (Collection)
    http://www.1netcentral.com/graphics-tools.html (maker)

    Free animations:
    http://www.animation.com
    http://www.fg-a.com/gifs.html
    http://bestanimations.com/
    http://www.animationlibrary.com/a-l/
    http://www.animfactory.com/
    http://www.gifanimations.com/

    Free Ads/Banners
    http://www.animationonline.com/ (Excellent) ***
    http://www.angelfire.com/biz/banksenterprises/createabanner.html
    http://www.bxmegalist.com/Free_Ad_Creation.htm
    http://www.1netcentral.com/graphics-tools.html
    http://coder.com/creations/banner/
    http://www.addesigner.com/
    http://www.quickbanner.com/
    http://www.bannersgomlm.com/

    Advertize your page:
    http://www.google.com/addurl.html (add your site to Google) **
    http://help.yahoo.com/help/us/url/url-01.html (add your site to Yahoo) **
    http://www.addme.com/ **
    http://submitexpress.com/
    http://www.usubmit.com/
    http://www.college-scholarships.com/ free_search_engine_submission.htm
    http://www.nnh.co.uk/launch/
    http://www.quickregister.net/
    http://www.bravenet.com/searchsubmit/index.php
    http://www.buildtraffic.com/indexnew.shtml
    http://www.submitit.com/ (not free)

    Counter & Statistics
    http://www.sitemeter.com/ **
    http://www.statcounter.com/
    http://www.extreme-dm.com/tracking/?reg (only statistics)
    http://www.nedstatbasic.net/ (only statistics)

    Creating Online Tests
    Online Tests
    Creating Online Tests



    Additional Workshops:

    Workshop about Teacherweb
    Further Instructions Related to Teacherweb!
    Creating Personalized Icons, Banners & Animations
    Integrating Internet Technology in the Classroom: Web Page Design
    The Easiest Way to Animate Graphics & Insert a Counter on your Web Page



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