K-12 Teaching and Learning From the UNC School of Education

LEARN NC was a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education from 1997 – 2013. It provided lesson plans, professional development, and innovative web resources to support teachers, build community, and improve K-12 education in North Carolina. Learn NC is no longer supported by the School of Education – this is a historical archive of their website.

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Best practices in school library website design
You're a librarian, not a web designer, but you can have a school library website that meets the needs of students and teachers if you keep it simple, don't take on more than you can manage, and focus on what you know.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Communicating information and ideas: a philosophy of writing
In Writing for the Web, page 2
Many kinds of writing can be adapted for the web, but it's important to know what you're trying to communicate.
By David Walbert.
Finding your audience: a primer
In Writing for the Web, page 3
Before you sit down to write something, ask yourself some questions about the people who will read it.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Keep it short (but not too short)
In Writing for the Web, page 4
Shorter paragraphs and pages will help make your writing easier to read on the web, but you don't have to sacrifice important content.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Scannability: organizing for the web
In Writing for the Web, page 5
How you organize and format your writing can go a long way toward making it readable.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
To link or not to link? Using hypertext wisely
In Writing for the Web, page 6
Links are the soul of the web, but make sure they support your content rather than detracting from it.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Understanding and using fonts
In Writing for the Web, page 7
Serifs, sans serifs, and when to use them.
Format: article
By David Walbert.
Using a classroom webpage to communicate with parents
Kathleen Eveleigh keeps her parents involved in her first-grade classroom by integrating a classroom webpage with her daily instruction.
Format: article
By Sydney Brown.
Writing for the web
In Writing for the Web, page 1
Why teachers need to think about how they communicate on the web.
By David Walbert.
Writing for the Web
How teachers can more effectively communicate information and ideas via the World Wide Web, to students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the world.
Format: series (multiple pages)