Classroom Websites

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  1. mr_post22

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    I am in the process of redoing my classroom website to accommodate teaching multiple subjects . I would like to know;
    1. What website maker do you use?
    2. Do you pay for your domain?
    3. What tabs do you have?
    4. What do you post on your homepage?
    5. Should I have a subject tab and an assignment tab or put them under one tab?
    6. How many students visit your site?
    7. What kind of links do you post on there?
    8. How often do you update the site?
    9. Do other teachers at your school have a website?
    10. Do you have the link to your site on the schools webpage?
     
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  3. MikeTeachesMath

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    1. What website maker do you use?

    Google sites

    2. Do you pay for your domain?

    No

    3. What tabs do you have?


    They're not tabs, rather a sidebar.

    Home
    Announcements
    My Schedule
    Musical Theatre Program Info
    Class 1
    Class 2
    Class 3
    Class 4
    Class 5
    Class 6


    4. What do you post on your homepage?

    My contact info and then the posters for the two theatre productions

    5. Should I have a subject tab and an assignment tab or put them under one tab?

    I have it organized so that once you click on the class, you get more options such as syllabus, assigned readings, outline for the week, etc.

    6. How many students visit your site?

    All of them

    7. What kind of links do you post on there?

    Usually links to YouTube videos or articles

    8. How often do you update the site?

    Once a week, and then as needed during the week

    9. Do other teachers at your school have a website?

    Yes

    10. Do you have the link to your site on the schools webpage?

    No
     
  4. catnfiddle

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    1. What website maker do you use? KompoZer is free and fairly easy to use, with a little practice.
    2. Do you pay for your domain? No.
    3. What tabs do you have? It's much easier to create hyperlinks and a sidebar.
    4. What do you post on your homepage? My contact information (with a link to a biography page), hyperlinks to any class recordings I've made, announcements, and links to the class content. The class content is in the sidebar.
    5. Should I have a subject tab and an assignment tab or put them under one tab? I'd have your site set up by week, combining content and assessments that way.
    6. How many students visit your site? All of them, due to the way my school works.
    7. What kind of links do you post on there? Class content, recordings of live teaching sessions, help sites for grammar and literature, policies, and information for parents.
    8. How often do you update the site? Weekly at the very least. Announcements may be updated daily if needed.
    9. Do other teachers at your school have a website? They either have one or share one. I share mine with a Title I teacher, but I'm primarily responsible for the content.
    10. Do you have the link to your site on the schools webpage? It is on the school's webpage.
     
  5. sarahwilla

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    yeah , we need to pay to the domain , many students visit your blog,
     
  6. P Chang

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    I've used WordPress to make websites before. They have a very nice free version and it can be password protected (so only those with the password can view the content). I'd recommend that if you've not yet decided on another website to host the page.
     
  7. Myrisophilist

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    1. What website maker do you use?
    Weebly
    2. Do you pay for your domain?
    No
    3. What tabs do you have?
    One for each class
    4. What do you post on your homepage?
    RSS feeds to science news websites
    5. Should I have a subject tab and an assignment tab or put them under one tab?
    Put assignments within each subject
    6. How many students visit your site?
    As many as I can force it on! I upload my slideshows and have curated relevant links for years, so the more the better.
    7. What kind of links do you post on there?
    Interactive tutorials, YouTube videos, news articles
    8. How often do you update the site?
    Sometimes multiple times a day, sometimes not for a week.
    9. Do other teachers at your school have a website?
    No
    10. Do you have the link to your site on the schools webpage?
    No
     
  8. sarahwilla

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    Sep 19, 2014

    Great! have you launched your website, please share with us!
     
  9. HomeworkHelp

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    please share your website here
     
  10. KimTeach

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    Are you using a tool to instant share your links with your students so they can follow you without being distracted?
    Before using such a tool (Google Classroom or Classroom Browser) I had difficulties keeping my students focus when they had a browser open...
     
  11. Peregrin5

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    1. What website maker do you use?
    Wordpress

    2. Do you pay for your domain?
    I personally do so I can have my own domain (for vanity purposes), but there are free options.

    3. What tabs do you have?
    One for Google Classroom, one for my classroom calendar, one linking to our online textbook, one linking to our online assessment service, one linking to my contact information

    4. What do you post on your homepage?
    It's in a blog format, so when we have something that I need the students to do on the computers, I just write a new post with the instructions, and tell the students to read the first post on the webpage. Sometimes I reuse posts from past years.

    5. Should I have a subject tab and an assignment tab or put them under one tab?
    I don't know. That's up to you. I only teach one subject. All my assignments are linked to my Google Calendar.

    6. How many students visit your site?
    Not many unless there is a specific assignment I need them to complete. Or they are gone and need to make up work. (they can access and print out all of my worksheets online)

    7. What kind of links do you post on there?
    Links to videos like Khan Academy and Bozeman science so kids can learn the concepts on their own, or before the class started, or catch up on it later.

    8. How often do you update the site?
    Not often. But I have a lot of things like my Google Calendar and Twitter Feed that get updated automatically whenever I make a change to them.

    9. Do other teachers at your school have a website?
    Very few.

    10. Do you have the link to your site on the schools webpage?
    Yes, but mostly because I created our school's webpage too.
     

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