Creating a Classroom Website Planning Guide

Creating a Classroom Website was the single most important thing that opened my eyes to the power of technology in education.  I started my very first website 6 years ago... it seems so long ago now.  I was the first teacher in my district to get a classroom website- and many of my co-teachers thought it was pointless but I did it anyway.  It started small, and I wasn't sure if it would be used.  I stumbled upon Google Sites and that was my very first exposure to Google Apps for Education- although at the time, I had no idea what that was!  

6 years later I feel that having a classroom website is as important as ever.  With student connected at home and often times searching for things to do online- why not give them a push in the right direction.  I love that I can share a game or activity that we did during the day and then students are so excited to share with their parents- while practicing and reinforcing what was learned.  

I am in love with Google Sites.  It is super simple to create, share, and integrate Google Tools into the site.  I love that you can embed your classroom calendar and that students and parents can download the calendar to their phone.  I love that the ability to embed Picasa slideshows and being able to snap pictures and load them to the site automatically.  I know that there are other programs out there, but Google Sites has my heart. 

Deciding what to put on a classroom site is often times half of the battle of getting something up and running.  To help with this, I have created a Classroom Website Planning Guide- This guide has many different ideas and questions to help get the ideas flowing.  Take a look- and please give me any feedback that you may have, especially if something needs to be added!





If you plan to use Google Sites, here is my site that I use in many of my trainings.  Below is links from Google's Training Center for each section of Google Sites.  

Chapter 3- Choose Page Types
Chapter 5- Embed documents, gadgets, media, and other Google tools
Chapter 6- Share, Publish and Protect a Site
Chapter 7- Use Sites to Manage your Class
Chapter 8- Gadget Gallery and Development

You know what the saying is, once you go Google, you won't go back!  I sincerely hope you give a classroom website a try!


Receive monthly tech tips, exclusive freebies and more sent directly to your inbox.  Subscribe to our newsletter


10 comments:

  1. Gaming world where everyone entertained with games like Run 3 unblocked or Run 4 unblocked or Run unblocked . The adventure racing game as Car Racing Games or game that a lot of people like the Super Mario Unblocked or Donkey Kong Unblocked is also very attractive. Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  2. >play best friv games online for free friv 2 and frive games on friv have fun hello world we want to share good news for every one we recommande this wonderful ,nice and funny website . you can also play unblocked games here .wonderful nice big and funny website where to play. angry birds games

    ReplyDelete

  3. Journey Jewelry Debeers made the Rolex Replica Watches notion of Journey Jewellery a couple of decades ago but it took a while to catch on. Recently, Saint Laurent Outlet became 1 in the most popular diamond jewellery presents available. Journey Jewellery is established by using a assortment of diamonds growing in size from smallest to largest, these Louboutin Outlet Online symbolize the growth of love that men and women have for just one another. As your love grows so should your diamonds, at least that's what Debeers believes. Journey variations have been shown mostly in white gold set with Swiss Replica Watches princess or round diamonds. The thought is based loosely about the Previous, Present, & Future 3-stone jewellery that was also designed by Debeers, These charm bracelets make fantastic presents and most people invest in a single for themselves in addition as for good friends. The Replica Designer Handbags on the jewellery is the capability to make bracelets jointly with friends and family, as soon as created they appear incredible and very trendy.

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...