Teacher Websites?

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  1. toff

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    I have used our school website the last couple years to make my homepage, but it isn't very good. This year I will be our Freshman Class sponsor. I need to make a new webpage for my teacher page to post assignments, events, etc. on as well as a page for the class of 2011.

    Anyone have any good and cheap sites they really like for making your own webpage. I tried Schoolnotes.com and I don't like it. I want more...

    TeacherWeb is on the top of my list at the moment - anyone use it and like it? dislike it?
     
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  3. Lyquidphyre

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    Is your schools website HTML based? Can you make multiple pages within your homepage? You might just need a few html codes as opposed to paying for a webpage.
     
  4. toff

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    I don't know. I'll email my tech specialist and ask.
     
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    I used Teacherweb this year and liked it-it is easy to use and economical.
     
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    Did you pay for it yourself or does your school or district pay for it?
     
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    I paid for it myself. I was (am :)) a first year teacher and didn't expect my school to pay for it-frankly, I wasn't sure that I wouldn't be too overwhelmed to keep it updated regularly. However, I did update frequently and, as my principal encourages teachers to have websites, the school would probably pay for it this year if I asked them to. I believe it was somewhere in the neighborhood of $25 for a year-payable after the 30 day free trial.
     
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    You didn't like Schoolnotes? Wow, why not? I LOVE it!
     
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    If you need help, let me know because I might be able to show you a few HTML codes that will save you some money.
     
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    This post got me thinking about if I wanted to do a class website and what site I would use. I have been experimenting with a couple of free trials. So far, my favorite is www(dot)myteacherpages(dot)com
     
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    It was fine for assignments, but I want a lot more: calenders, photo's, links, etc. I also wanted to be able to add attachments. I don't think schoolnotes was good to have multiple pages.
     
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    Chris...I checked out your wife's website...very nice! When I went to look at Class Connection's main page I saw her picture in the background and (finally) realized you had created the entire company! I failed to notice that the first time I read your post. You've done a great job! :) *On maybe a weird note, your wife is beautiful.
     
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    I bought my domain name through yahoo for about 8 bucks a year and then used yahoo geocities to build the website.
     
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    I too have one through Yahoo, but I believe I pay $8 or $11 each month. Even so, it is well worth it. There are zero adds and they provided some great page-building tools.
     
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    I use teacherweb and love it! I like how I have numerous pages linked together and can post a ton of information! :)
     
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    I made (started) a page here today. It was so easy and looks great (so far). I highly recommended this site! Thanks for all your replies and suggestions!!
     
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    I just started a website through www.classconnection.org. I really like it. I do think it is better than the other free trials that I signed up for to experiment with. I especially like the fact that there are no ads and that the web address is not all long and drawn out (easy to remember). Thanks so much, Chris!
     
  18. Geddesm

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    You could consider using an alternative like a Blog. Many teachers are now using Blogs to list information, assignments, announcements etc. These require no web expertise and almost always end up looking professional.

    Take a look at some google blogs for example. Go to google, click more, click blog search and type teaching.
     

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