Needs Help with Classroom Website Idea

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  1. serawyn

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    I am thinking of putting together a classroom webpage and I'm kind of excited/anxious to get started. I know that if I don't get it done over the summer I won't start during the school year. However, I'm kind of clueless how to design the page and what to include. I already have a server and I know what to do. I just need some ideas as to how it should look. Can you please share with me some of the designs or webpages that you like? I would love to take a look and use them as models. Thank you!
     
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  3. Peachyness

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    Well, this was my old site when I taught kinder. It won't be availible for too long as I'm going to replace it with my 5th grade website. I'll also share that one too. I actually like my 5th grade site better, but I'm unable to upload it until I get onto my work computer.
    http://www.aesd.edu/to/wienold/

    When I visit a teachers website, I want it to be easy to navigate. You won't believe how many teacher's sites I visited and just closed the window because it seemed to messy, or it was hard to find my way around. So, that's just my opinion. :D Also, simple background and graphics. Some teachers go overboard and it's hard to read the text. I LOVE developing websites so I can't wait to see yours. If you share it, I'm sure people would be willing to give you opinions on how to make it better. Good luck!
     
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    Hi- Do you have to pay to create a website? This sounds interesting to me, but I have no clue where to start??:confused: I did create a website during my bach. program, but it was all set up for us to start. I also agree that the site should be very simple, maybe 4-6 links. Good luck!
     
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    I have to pay about $10/month for the server, but it provides a place to host unlimited webpages, and also email accounts. It's through dreamhost.com and it's been great so far.

    I can't wait to get the website up and running. :)
     
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    Peachyness,
    You don't teach Kinder? :( Is this year the first you will spend teaching 5th? I'm curious, because I come upon your posts frequently. I remember seeing your website last year. I really like the ABC's of Kindergarten.

    I am considering starting my own webpage. If anyone gets one up and running, please post about your trials and tribulations!
     
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    Our school pays for our website. Like already mentioned I like teacher websites that are easy to navigate. Don't have too much going on. I like to keep mine simple with just enough important information that parents need to know. I also post homework, up coming events, children's birthdays and who is the star of the week, reminders to parents, and a little info about myself. Try to add some of your own personality to it like cute graphics.
     
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    Teacherweb

    I use Teacherweb. It costs $27 and is user friendly especially if this is your first website to set up.
     
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    No more kinder. :( Our enrollement declinded and one of us had to go. I offered. I actually wanted the 3rd grade position but the principal gave me 5th instead. I was shocked when I found out that I was moving to 5th, but after tons of research, I've gotten excited at the idea.

    Now that I think about it, I think I will put a link from my 5th grade site to my kinder site. I may go back to kinder, so I think it would be a good idea to keep the information on the site.
     
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    Here's a link to my classroom website, it's more for teachers than parents though: vanna's classroom website I pay $ each month to my host, Yahoo and a certain amount each year for my own domain name.
     
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    Schoolnotes.com is free. Try it!
     
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    I didn't realize this was an advertisement. Thank you anyway. I will pass.
     
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    Thanks, Zoe. The posts were removed as per forum policy (no self-promotion).

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    Here is the link to my website. Our county takes care of our website, so I don't have to pay for it. All 5 of us in kindergarten work together, so a lot of the pages are for all of kindergarten at our school, not just my class.

    I've been working on updating it this week. I'll have a lot more on it after school starts.

    http://www.sampson.k12.nc.us/Countypage/Technology/Heit/sak/index.htm

    :)
     

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