Middle School Computer Lessons: School/Class Web sites
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Every school has a school web site. Most teachers today have individual teacher sites. One would think that you would be hard pressed to find a teacher or district without one. However, I am sure they are out there.
Lets talk about teacher sites first. There is a wide range of teacher site possibilities out there. But, in any case, the important thing is that it fulfills the teachers needs. Is there a need to post student work? Or maybe it is a source for parents to see upcoming events? Possibly just a page with a picture and an email address. When using a teacher site, the teacher must see it as a vital part of their class in order to use it. Otherwise, once the novelty of having one wears off, it will be seldomly updated or visited. Some things that I find useful in a teacher site are: daily lesson plans, examples of teachers work, teacher blogs, embedded video and basic class links. Bottom line is that the classroom teacher has to take ownership of the site to make it a success.
District sites are a vital communication tool with the community. Our old site is getting revamped soon and I like what I am seeing in the development. Potentially, it will give school staff many more tools to effectively communicate with students and parents. There are all kinds of issues like where the funds come from and when, who will host and developed the site and how training will occur. It seems like a bit of a daunting task, but I am looking forward to being a part of it.
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