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Old 06-30-2017, 07:06 AM
 
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I'm expected to have a classroom website to keep parents updated on what's happening, but my school is dropping our current platform and now I have to link to my own page.

Any suggestions? I don't need anything fancy or complicated. Thanks!


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Same situation-we were told to have one, but the program we had been using was terrible to navigate. Hadn't touched the site in 3 years. Now, our district is doing away with it. At a training yesterday I was introduced to Google Sites. It's very simple! My favorite aspect is that there are not many choices as far as themes. That may seem strange, but it's just less thought and pressure to create something "super cute!" I want function and simplicity. Google Sites has that! Best of luck!
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I also do mine through Google. I don't think I had one parent look at it last year.
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I use Weebly. I've used it for nearly ten years and I love it.


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My district went all Google last year. Last year was packed with all kinds of training on the Google Apps and Google Classroom; however, our websites are set up through our online lesson planner-Oncourse.

I anticipate that the district will require us to use Google Sites for our websites within the next couple of years. So this week I decided to check out Google Sites. Right now,the new Google Sites doesn't have as much as the Classic Google Sites because it just rolled out this past November. Google will continue to expand what you can do on Google Sites.

I watched a video tutorial by Eric Curts http://www.controlaltachieve.com/sea...Google%20Sites
It was very easy to follow along with the video to create my website. I had two tabs open so I could watch the video on one tab and create my website on Google Sites on the other tab.

I also found that I can copy and paste from my current website to the one I created on Google Sites. That saved me a lot of time. (I used a tip from the video and when I copied and pasted, I chose the paste plain option instead of just pasting to Google Sites. )

If you want a more personalized cutesy header, you can use an image you already have or create a new image in a Google Slide, download the slide as a JPEG and upload that for your header.
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Old 06-30-2017, 11:21 AM
 
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Google sites are a very good suggestion. They are easy to navigate and you can choose who you invite to visit, google classroom is another good option . Good luck!
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Thanks for the info - and the links, iteachk. So helpful!

GreyhoundGirl - I don't think anyone actually reads mine either. Except my P when he does the monthly check to make sure it's updated. Such stupid hoop to jump through.
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Weebly, which is free for educators, pretty, and very easy to use.


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I also use Weebly.
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I've been using Edublogs for a long time. We've been a Google school for quite a few years at this point. When we first went Google, Sites was an ugly trainwreck. I may give it another go at some point, but right now I'm too lazy to change it.
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I find it pretty easy too and for the record- the only people who look at mine are a couple really good students and the only thing they look at is the homework page when they forget their math book at school or their homework folder!
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Old 07-01-2017, 05:32 AM
 
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My district has a google web page set up for each of us. But it is not easy to change the text for daily assignments. I set it up with a google calendar, so that is always automatically up to date. I also explain the subjects I teach in detail, and include links for skill practice. I find, though, that not many parents use it.

I also have a classroom blog at Edublogs. I have had that since 2012. I like it and for a while had a blog for each student off my main blog. I could assign writings for their blogs and then keep tabs so I knew what they were writing and who was commenting. Now I teach writing to the entire grade level and a blog for each is too much to keep track of.

I use this blog to share the activities (with pictures and videos) of what is happening in our room. I write it so it is meant for parents, administration, students, and other teachers.
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Old 07-03-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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I have used Google Classroom & Wiki Spaces Classroom. I've also used Wordpress. It costs money if you want to use WordPress, but it has endless ways it can be used and has many plugins to use.
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