Pupil Publisher
Easy to use: Allows pupils to manage and publish web pages and projects online.

Step One: Create new page.

Step Two: Select theme.

Step Three: Select page layout.

Step Four: Select main page image.

Step Five: Write page content.

Allowing pupils to publish on your school website will give pupils a new audience for their work and can be highly motivational. It also helps the school website as a whole as pupil produced pages will make your website more vibrant and attract more parents to visit.

Pupil Publisher helps teachers support pupils in the stages of developing ideas, researching, generating content, considering components of a website, and learning how to present and share knowledge through designing and constructing their own online project. Pupils can either create single pages or collaborate on groups of pages with other pupils. While pupils can create and edit pages, these cannot be viewed on the school website until they have been checked and approved by a member of staff.

Pupil Publisher is fully integrated and included free with WebBuilder or available as a standalone subscription service.

Key features

  • Collaborative
    The system allows pupils to create 'mini-sites' within the school website. These mini-sites allow pupils to collaborate on pages within a specific topic. Pupils are only allowed to participate in projects which they have been given access to. All pages are approved by an adult before they can be viewed.

  • Easy to use
    Allows pupils (and teachers!) to publish easily, without having to learn complicated web-publishing programs.

  • WYSIWYG Editing
    Complete page editing within a web browser. The page editor was designed to look and feel like Microsoft Word. Apply complete text formatting to your content, including font type, font size, font formatting, styles, font colours, highlight colours, bullet-points, and much more. The full screen mode button allows the editor to stretch to fill the browser window. The editor is also configurable allowing you to can add or remove features of the editor depending on the functionality you wish to allow pupils.

  • Image Galleries
    Pupils can use the Gallery Module, automatically creating thumbnails and uploading images. Galleries can be places within a page and when a visitor clicks on a gallery thumbnail a full scale image is shown. All images within a particular gallery can be shown as a slideshow. Galleries can be shared between pupil project groups.

  • Page Rating
    Provide a dynamic rating tool for site visitors. Allow pupils to determine how good their pages are by the people reading it.

  • Page Comments
    Allow registered website visitors to add comments to pupil pages, giving pupils the most important feedback - feedback from the readers.

  • Spell Checking
    The editor has a spell check feature that is equivalent to most popular word processing applications. When a misspelled word is found, the spell checker offers several replacements or lets the pupil type in a correction.

  • Content check in/out
    An automatic page check-in/check-out process is incorporated into Pupil Publisher. After a page is checked out for editing, it may not be edited by another user until it is checked back in. This version control prevents a user from overwriting another's page.

  • Lesson Materials
    Comprehensive lesson plans, help guides and online learning materials for both pupils and teachers are included.

Benefits

  • Allow pupils to publish on the internet safely and securely within the schools full control.
  • Celebrate the work of pupils and provide a real and tangible audience.