Standards & Software

Tool-based Software and Sunshine State Standards

WEB DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE

The software programs listed here are just a few of many available web development software programs that are designed to help you to build and manage websites.

Software
Description
License
Platform
Claris HomePage Web page authoring software Shareware Mac, PC
Dreamweaver Build websites and applications Commercial/Trial Mac, PC
Fireworks Create, edit & optimize images for the web Commercial/Trial Mac, PC
Flash Graphic design, animation & sound Commercial/Trial Mac, PC
FrontPage Web authoring and management w/o HTML Commercial/Trial PC
NVU Web authoring and management w/o HTML Free Mac, PC
iWeb Build websites and blogs Commercial/Trial Mac
PHP Build websites w/ server-side embedded HTML Free Mac, PC

The varied capabilities of a web development software tool include, but are not limited to the following: create web pages using HTML codes or ready made templates with HTML embedded codes, edit web pages, zoom and guide tools to drag and drop images, paste content from word files or emails, tool bar for codes and style rendering tool bar to see a design view, CSS layout tools to help control the design of the web page, incorporate blogs and RSS feeds for podcasting, import flash videos, audio files, images from other applications, and publish to the web. The web development software tools can be used across the curriculum and in varied grade levels.

Sample Lesson Plans

The following sample lesson plans provide a general idea on how the web development software tool can be integrated in a content area and grade level. Although there may not be an example for every content area or at every grade level, the lessons from one content area or grade level can often be adapted to another due to its open-ended approach.

GRADE LEVELS K-2

Science

GRADE LEVELS 3-5

Arts: Theater

Arts: Visual

Language Arts

Science

GRADE LEVELS 6-8

Arts: Visual

Language

Social Studies

GRADE LEVELS 9-12

Language

Math

Social Studies