Teacher Webpage Training
Creating the Lines of Communication
What do parents really want?
Through an informal poll one Instructional Coach assessed what parents might like to see on a teacher website. The top answer she received was “nightly homework assignments.” In addition, parents liked seeing long-term calendars, a way to provide feedback to the teacher, and educational links to use with their children at home. Parents also want the websites to be easily navigable and well-organized so that it’s easy to find what they need quickly. Nearly all the parents surveyed emphasized the importance of keeping teacher websites up to date. Indeed, this may be the number one thing that parents need, since all of the above features would be essentially useless if they were two weeks out of date.
S'more is an online flyers that is a really great way to get information out. You can use either of these to put information about your class including rules, syllabus, pictures, links to resources, and much more.
Tackk is an online flyer just like S'more. It is a very user friendly tool that allows you to add links, videos, text, pictures, etc. This is a great way to get the information out to your student's parents.
Weebly is an outside webpage creator. This would be an alternatives to using Dreamweaver or Contribute but you would still need to make sure that your class webpage is always current.