Setting up your Makewaves Digital Leaders’ Site

Set Up

1. https://www.makewav.es/login and join as a teacher.
2. Create – better still get your DLs to create – a logo of 940×170 pixels and upload it to the banner.
3. Get your DLs to join https://www.makewav.es/yourschool/reporterjoin
Have a clear policy on which email to use – we insist on school email.
4. Go to My Site and Add / manage users.  Click on the edit button beside each new username and Approve, and OK.
5. Suggest the following settings for the start – My Site > Settings:
Site Settings security
6. If you are lucky to have other colleagues helping you then add them from Add / manage users

Digital Leaders

  • in their Me section, Edit Profile and upload an avatar or an image appropriate to their user name and write a profile about your interests in being a Digital Leader and why it is important – This will get them their first badge – Starter Badge
  • Start writing Stories and Blog Posts…
  • Add Channels to group stories
  • Add picture notes, using screenshots and a web link to fill out site page
  • Feature Stories
  • Move all the content around

Work in Progress – www.makewav.es/ladylumleys

Example Digital Leaders’ makewaves site:
Lady Lumley’s Digital Leaders

Example Student:
The two basic building blocks are ‘Stories’ and ‘Blogposts’. A story contains multimedia (Think V.I.S.T.A – Video, Images, Sound, Text and Animation) and is easily shared. A Blogpost is a more personal publication.

Example School:
Roscoe school’s impact of use of Makewaves and literacy here
Free membership of Makewaves allows for 30 minutes of upload – more details here https://www.makewav.es/join and https://www.makewav.es/howitworks

Example of Makewaves being used as a collaborative tool:
Membership of a network means:
– students can share stories between all the schools/students in the network.
– content can feature in one place – top stories / polls /
– Senior reporters can moderate content
– badges can be shared within the network
– there is a cross platform App to post content

Recommended Badges posts
Badges for Literacy

MakeWaves Login:
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