Using a template-based but design-heavy
webpage tool should excite the students.
Having students develop their own webpages
requires them to become active learners, and
it’s possible only with the technology tool.
Students could potentially focus more on
building their webpages than on traditional
classroom distractions. Yet they could get
distracted on the web as well.
If students tend to build webpages in
their everyday lives, there could be some
connections with their everyday life
Students are taking what they would
traditionally write in a paper and putting it
on the web. This is not necessarily allowing
them to understand the content or form their
arguments any better.
Students will not be using the tool to develop
an argument but will just be presenting an
Students could present their arguments to
demonstrate their understanding in many
traditional ways, such as by writing a paper,
presenting to the class, or completing an oral
Because students are posting information on
a website, they are not necessarily learning
via the tool outside of the school day.
No learning is associated with posting
information on a webpage template, so the
technology doesn’t ensure lifelong learning.