I. To build a resources
page using MS Word
- Run Word and your browser simultaneously.
- Open a new document page on MS Word.
- Go to the browser and use Google.com or your favorite
search engine to do a keyword search for on-line resources. For instance “teaching
- Once you have found a site that looks useful to you,
highlight the site title, go to the drop-down “edit” menu and click on “copy”
- Switch over to the MS Word document and go to “edit” then
select “paste” and the Title will paste into the Word document.
- Go back to the browser, and copy a line or two which
describes the content of the site, and then past that under the site title
in your Word document.
- Return to the browser, and highlight the URL of the site,
select “copy” and then past it into the Word document.
- Look at the examples below, copied and pasted, with no
typing required at all, from the original web site into the MS Word
Sample resources entries created following instructions above
Two Dozen Tips and Techniques
Resources for Teachers
Vocabulary resources for English language (ESL)
Vocabulary: Using Word Walls
Two main approaches to teaching vocabulary: one, the list
approach, second approach, the contextual approach
II. To save your MS Word
document into the correct webpage format for uploading into Geocities once you have
compiled the resources page
- On MS Word, use the “save” function in the “edit”
pull-down menu, and select “web page, filtered” as the format to save it
- Always remember to rename your document so that it has no
spaces in the document name. For instance MS Word will save a document under
this name: “Resources Page.doc.” However, .html documents cannot have any
spaces in the document name, so you would resave that as “resourcespage.html”
- Save the document to your disk, to a jump drive or flash
drive, to the C: drive of your computer
- Back up the multiple electronic saves by printing out your
resources page. Save and backup, save and backup.
III. To post a document
(saved in html format) to your Geocities web site, follow these steps:
- Before you can load the
document into the Geocities server, use the "save as"
function in the "File" menu of your word processor to save the
document as html or as a web page format. Note: If
you use MS Word 2003, then you must save as a "filtered web page"
or the page will not load into Geocities.
- Log onto Geocities
and launch the Web Page Builder.
- Go to the File menu and
select upload files
- Click on one of the
"browse" keys on the pop-up, "Upload" menu.
- Find your document on your
disk and click on the "open" button.
- When the document title
appears, click on "upload" to save it to your Geocities directory.
This step just saves the document from your disk onto the Geocities server
(wherever in the world that is) so that you can use it in the Web
- Click on the
"open" document icon on the Web Page Builder menu.
- Select your document by
title; then click on the "ok" button. The document will
open in the active Web Page Builder window.
- Each paragraph will be
designated in its own text box.
- Here's where it
gets fun: Click
"add-ons" icon to choose one of the dozens and dozens of
backgrounds. Highlight your text and select whatever color or style is
appropriate to your purpose, audience and the background you have chosen. Click on the "link" icon to make
hot links to other web sites. Add a
photo, clip art file, or animation from the "add-ons" files if
they are appropriate. Upload a
scanned photo (jpeg format) from a disk (following these same upload
instructions) onto your Geocities directory and insert it into your page.