Today we showed our WebQuests. There were many creative ideas. All of last night's work paid off and I think I will create more WebQuests in the future.
My husband is a photographer, http://gtozziphoto.com/ , and I have seen him put hours into his website. I hear him talking on the phone helping friends set up their own websites and those conversations go on for hours too. I think part of the difficulty is that they are working with images that have to be presented in a very professional style, this is their art that they want the world to see.
After seeing Gene's experiences with his website I was not sure what to expect with today's assignment. I was pleasantly surprised with how, after a few questions, I was able to create a very basic website. I emailed my technology department at school to find out how I can use it on our school's intranet. I did say in the site that I would be updating it weekly. After listening to some ideas from Janet, that might be too ambitious a project. I think I will change what I said to check back here often for updates. I will also change the link to the opening page to the standard home label.
We also talked about copyright issues in connection to the images we use in websites. I've noticed that photographers will often specifically say that all images on the site are copyrighted. they will also but words across the photo so that it can't be used. We really need to respect the work that photographers do by not using their images without permission.