Portfolio Workshop, Traverse City
TE 501, Fall 2002, Professor Laura Roehler
Purpose:  The students in TE 501 set out to create a vision of what web-based portfolios could

Monday, October 21, 2002.  University Center. Traverse City.

CEP 813 : You might enjoy seeing the portfolios of  teachers in my on-campus course:
  Electronic Portfolios for Teaching and Learning.

A top priority is for you to decide which software to use for creating webpages.

I suggest  you consider one of the following three:
    Netscape, Dreamweaver, or Frontpage.

Netscape has the advantage of being free (download) or cheap (order online at address below),
which means you can put it on your laptop, home computer, and school.
    Click here for a brief introduction to Netscape.

Frontpage by Microsoft is widely used by K-12 teachers and was included on the computers given to teachers recently in Michigan. It is a good program but is not on computers at MSU.

Dreamweaver is about $100 for MSU students and is very powerful but a bit more difficult to learn initially. You can buy this in the MSU computer store or bookstore.
Tipsheet for Dreamweaver .

Freebies and Tutorials . This page contains links to free gifs, backgrounds, and tutorials. You may find it useful.

Downloads .  This page contains links to download sites, for FTP software, etc.

Netscape Order .  Netscape Communicator 4.72, and Netscape 6.2 or 7.0 include
the capacity for making Web pages (unlike Internet Explorer, which is only a browser).
You can download if free from http://www.netscape.com , or order a CD and book
at the link above.