Chapter 12.  Details for Team 10

 Narration

Checklist

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Narration

    Team 10 uploads to and updates the companion Web site to ­E-News. 

    The Web site will contain, subject to approval by the newsletter teacher, 

·       past issues of E-News;

·       discussion among those who labor, learn or live in the community, about legislation and issues under the “public advisory vote”;

·       recognition of recipients completing the online community lessons;

·       minutes of staff meetings, taken and conveyed by team 4, but minus any personal information;

·       income and expenses of E-News, and other best practices;

·       thought-provoking articles and essays by students and the newsletter teacher;

·       reproductions of relevant public documents;

·       suggestions from the public which are part of an “open suggestion box”;

·       lists of hyperlinks to Web sites which help toward the fulfillment of the goals of E-News;

·       the E-News textbook;

·       the textbook for, and information about, the local currency;

·       information about the community fund;

·       other information fulfilling one or more public goals of E-News. 

The Web site is to be user-friendly: 

·       fonts which are easy to read; 

·       modest decoration;

·       large text for ease of reading, but if a line of text has more than twenty words, it might be too long for comfortable reading;

·       large hyperlinks, so that clicking on them be easy;

·       relatively short Web pages;

·       public suggestions organized so as to be easy to find;

·       other information organized so as to be easy to find;

·       static pages for the most part. 

Team 10 will learn the procedure for, and will acquire, public documents for posting at the Web site.  Which public documents?  They will be identified by elected officials asked by Team 7 and through the open suggestion box. 

The team will monitor suggestions submitted by the public for the open suggestion box.  Suggestions will be about ways in which the quality of life in the community could be improved, including, but is not limited to, 

As for hyperlinks to other Web sites, the public will be asked by Team 10 what kinds of information they, the public, will like to find quickly on the Internet.  Following from the answers, the team will find relevant Web sites and add the hyperlinks to the E-News Web site, these hyperlinks categorized to make finding them easy and enlarged so that people, with little effort, click on what they seek. 

Team members will periodically proofread, check hyperlinks, and screen the site for inappropriate material.  Team members, in rotation, will check incoming e-mail and, following a conference with the newsletter teacher, respond to any suggestion or alert about the site.  In the case of an alert, which can even be a criticism of material posted at the Web site, if the newsletter teacher is unavailable, then a conference is sought with a predetermined school teacher, so that she or he advise on what to do. 

A team member preparing material for upload to the Web site must save her / his files on a hard drive and by e-mailing a copy to the team leaders.  When e-mailing, a team member must state clearly and descriptively what is being sent, e.g., “File for saving by team leaders”.  A file to be uploaded is e-mailed to the newsletter teacher, who approves and uploads.

Team 10 will send an announcement weekly to team 1 about new content.

 

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 Checklist

E-NEWS CHECKLIST FOR TEAM 10 

1. Do you know your team members? 

2. Do you have school e-mail addresses for them? 

3. Do you have telephone numbers for them? 

4. Has your team become acquainted with members of other teams? 

5. Do members of your team know how to create simple Web pages? 

6. Do members of your team have workstations at which to create simple Web pages? 

7. Do members of your team know how to upload Web pages to a Web site? 

8. Who has primary responsibility for uploading information? 

9. Who is the backup for uploading? 

10. Do team members understand why user-friendliness is so important for our Web site? 

11. Is it clear what is meant by “user-friendliness”? 

12. Who is to take primary responsibility for monitoring public suggestions?  There should be more than one person, because this is an important activity. 

13. Who is to be the backup for monitoring public suggestions? 

14. How do you know when a person has made a suggestion which is unacceptable? 

15. If you were not sure about acceptability, what should you do? 

16. Who is to take primary responsibility for finding and uploading hyperlinks to other Web sites, based on suggestions from the public about which information they wish to find quickly on the Internet? 

17. Who is to be the backup for finding and uploading hyperlinks to other Web sites? 

18. Who is responsible for checking incoming e-mail for suggestions and alerts about the site? 

19. Does the team member know what to do in case of a suggestion?  of an alert? 

20. Who is responsible for periodically proofreading and screening the Web site?

21. Who is to compose and send a weekly announcement to team 1? 

22. Who is to be the backup for the weekly announcement? 

23. On your team, when might photographs be taken and who among you has primary responsibility? 

24. On your team, who is the backup photographer? 

25. If there is an emergency for which you do not have a solution, whom do you contact and how? 

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LAUNCHING TEAM 10 

As for

this person / these people will be in charge,

this person will be the assistant or backup,

and the activity will start on

 

 

 

 

uploading E-NEWS newsletters, online community lessons,  articles, essays;

 

 

 

identifying, finding and uploading lists [hyperlinks to Web sites with useful information and articles], and obtaining and uploading public documents;

 

 

 

uploading material by and about the community fund;

 

 

 

screening and uploading public e-mail for the "open suggestion box", as well as discussions and decisions of public advisory votes;

 

 

 

organizing and designing everything on the Web site so that desired information be found quickly and be easy to read;

 

 

 

checking incoming e-mail for suggestions or alerts, and taking appropriate action;

 

 

 

periodically checking all hyperlinks, screening all material, proofreading;

 

 

 

sending an announcement weekly to team 1 about new content;

 

 

 

 Our team leaders from ____________ to _____________ are _____________ and _____________ .

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