Classroom Websites

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  1. Soccer Dad

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    I will admitt that I'm near computer illiterate--except for using Microsoft Word--I have more than enough training in using it.

    With that said, I was wondering if there were any other high school teachers (specifically history) that had websites I could look at?

    Also, my school does have an "area" for homework but I find it confusing and useless since I can't upload documents to it--does anyone have suggestions on a good, free site to use?
     
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    My son uses microsoft officelive. Its fairly easy to use and you can purchase a domain name for about 10 dollars per year.
     
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    I have a site that I made this summer. Basically, it was made to be a collection of links and documents for each of my classes.

    I can't post any links yet though, apparently.

    My district offers webspace within their template on the district site as well.
     
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    Look at www.classjump.com

    They have a lot of schools and classroom pages that you can look at. Putting homework assignments on it is EASY, and so is uploading a document. Plus, it's free. :)
     
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    Consider what you are wanting to use the site for ... if it is for communication, sharing documents, etc, there are easier platforms available now.

    I used to use Wordpress.com for a website that would have class announcements, agenda, documents, etc.

    But, when all of my students got laptops, it actually became too cumbersome for students to use the site over just using email.

    This year, I've switched to Edmodo.com and the students LOVE it. It is course management (free) like Moodle or Blackboard or Angel. This lets me keep my email under control but maintain close communication with students.
     
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    Interesting, ku_alum...
     
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    I second OfficeLive. That's what I use for www.mrroughton.com. Very easy, completely template based and looks very good.

    I'd also say Wordpress is a good idea if you just plan on keeping things very simple.
     
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    If you want more details, let me know.
     

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