Here’s a follow-up to an earlier Weebly post:
There have been increasing numbers of educators who find that a classroom website is a good way to stay organized. Here are some basic, very useful functions:
- Class Calendar
- Homework Assignments
- Supply Lists
- Post Student Work
- Parent Involvement/Volunteer Opportunities
- Classroom Rules and Policies
- Your Bio and Contact Info
A website is more informative, while a blog, ning or wiki is more interactive because they allow students to contribute. I actually suggest having both. But because blogs, nings and wikis require constant maintenance, it’s nice to have a website that is super-easy to build and edit.
I suggest using Weebly for this. It’s free and extremely user-friendly.
Here are some classroom websites built on Weebly:
- Mrs. Boggess’ Kindergarten Web Page
- Mrs. Shields’ 3rd grade
- Mr. Coley’s 5th grade (made with Microsoft Front Page, but worth including here!)
- Miss Mitton’s 5th grade
- Mrs. Tentoni’s Algebra II and Stats
- Ms. Roush’s Geometry
- Mrs. Craun’s Biology
- Mrs. Lyon – High School Health, Physical Education & Sports
- Jan Harding’s page for teachers – Teaching with Technology
- Whitgreave Primary School’s site, with a different page for each class
- A Parent Teacher Organization site
If you have a Weebly website, or plan to get one, please share your URL in the comments!