Tech Tidbit

May 2015

Classroom Websites

Although this school year is winding down, it's never too early to think about ways you can communicate with students and parents next year (or during summer school)! We've talked about using Remind, Twitter, and Instagram to connect and communicate with parents, but you can also create a class website to house and manage all the information you send home throughout the year.

Website Platforms

Google Sites
  • Links with your district GAFE account
  • Easily insert Google Drive files
  • Sign up for the free education account
  • User friendly
  • A wide variety of templates
  • Can include a class blog
  • Can serve as a protected, online photo album of your class
  • Parents will be able to order any photos you post

Additional Options:
  • Wix
  • Yola
  • Webs
  • Wikispaces

A Few Ideas to Get You Started

Consider including:

  • Photo of your class
  • Widget with your class Twitter or Instagram account
  • Meet the Teacher
  • Daily Schedule, Calendar of Events
  • Current unit of study (you can even include your purpose statements)
  • Showcase of student work
  • Link to Student Portfolios
  • Embed Symbaloos of digital resources
  • Class Newsletter
  • Embed Shelfari to show the class books you've read this year
  • Class photo gallery