If you'd like a text version of this
site, click here.
note, the address for our listserv was changed, so the link on the left
no longer will work. If you want to go to the listserv, you can access
it by clicking here: Take
me to the T3 listserv.
4: Final Announcements-Please read all these notes!
this when your portfolio is complete and ready to be assessed.
and quick to complete.
This will be our
last week of class. Be sure to look at the information under week 4 of
Moving On. We do have a final broadcast on Tuesday, the 30th where we'll
be wrapping up everything. We've been having problems with some of our
broadcast sites and I'm hoping that the problems will be resolved so that
all of you can be a part of this last broadcast.
you for your patience with our server problems and for making the accommodations
that we've asked you to make. Diana and I have completed module 2 assessments
of your class webpages and portfolios and you should have received a copy
of the assessments from your site coaches by now. Diana is currently working
on assessing your group staff development projects. Be sure to look at
the suggestions on these checklists to make sure that your portfolio meets
the requirements for module 2.
Saturday (May 4th) is the due date for T3 assignments. The last date that
we can accept work is May 16th. If you have any questions as to what needs
to be in your final portfolio, refer to the "final
When you are completely finished with your portfolio, you will need to
submit the evaluation forms for this course. Once we've received your
evaluation, we'll know that your portfolio is ready to be assessed. The
link to the evaluations will be available from this page on Saturday,
May 4th. There are two forms. One is for the PD credit and the other is
for program improvements and feedback.
feedback (we will begin assessing your portfolio once we receive this
credit-this is anonymous and should be completed once you've finished
all course assignments.
those who have had conflicts with downloading the HyperStudio plug-in,
here are step by step directions for uploading your stack. If you upload
and are not able to view your stack, please let either me or your site
coach know and we'll take a look and give you feedback.
here are the steps for preparing, uploading, and viewing your stack. If
you follow these steps, your stack will be ready to upload. Be sure to
check the size of your stack before uploading. You want to try to keep
it in the 5-8 MB range at the highest. Smaller file sizes would be better,
but adding multimedia to these stacks tends to make them large. Don't
try to upload a 5-8 MB stack from home if you are on a modem. It will
take forever and you will probably be disconnected part way through your
a folder in your T3website folder for your work. (Name it something
short and simple like: hs
your stack in this folder along with any external files (movies, sounds,
graphics) that you plan to use. Work from this folder.
your stack with a simple name like: yourslastname.stk (no spaces, no
capital letters, keep it to letters rather than numbers or symbols)
a copy of your folder and put it somewhere else for a backup.
you're totally finished with your stack, you can work on making
it smaller by doing two things (this is optional):
to Objects in the top menu bar and choose about this stack. You
can change the size and number of colors used if you want to. Changing
the size might result in you having to change the size of text that
you use on your cards, so you might not want to do this. Changing
the number of colors from thousands to 256 will be ok.
to Edit > Preferences and choose the option that lets you compress
the background to make the file smaller. Only do this once
when you're absolutely finished with the stack.
- Go to Extras and
choose Export as web page. HyperStudio will create a webpage for you
that points to your stack. This will show a window asking you to name
the page. Name it the same as your stack except with .html at the end
instead of .stk. The default will probably be nameofyourstack.stk.html.
You can delete the .stk part of this name and it will work just fine.
Save this page in your folder with your stack.
- (Optional) If
you want to make adjustments to this webpage, you can open up Dreamweaver
and then open this page that HyperStudio created for you and you can
add text, add links, change the background color etc.
- When everything
is the way you want it, and when the server is up and running, upload
this whole folder to your t3website.
- Be sure that you
have uploaded everthing in your folder.
Viewing your site:
- You will need
to be using a browser that has the HyperStudio 4 plug-in installed in
order to see your site from the web. If you don't have access to this,
let either Debi or your site coach know that you've uploaded and would
like us to check to see if everything is ok.
- HyperStudio has
a cache that holds, in its memory, the stacks that you browse on the
web. If you upload your stack and check it out and then make changes
on it and upload it again, you might not see the changes that you uploaded
because of this cache. Often you need to empty the cache in order to
see your changes. On the Mac, the HyperStudio cache is in the System
Folder inside the Preferences folder in a folder called HyperStudio
Cache. Open this folder and delete the file. Then you can check the
file. If you're a Windows user and are not sure where to find the Cache,
please let me know and I'll find out for you where this is located.
you'll find previously mentioned links to resources to help you with
your HyperStudio stacks.
your Portfolios: We've posted tips for uploading HyperStudio, KidPix,
PowerPoint, and QuickTime movies to your web pages. You can find these
tips under Assessment > Learning Results Portfolios >Tips. Once
you get to the tips page, scroll down to the bottom to see the tutorials.