If you’re reading this, chances are you have a blog or are at least very familiar with the blogging world, but are you equally familiar with classroom websites? I started a classroom website for my class while student teaching. That was waaay back in the day when the concept was still relatively new. 😉 I’ve come a long way since then and recently gave our current classroom website a makeover.
If you don’t have a classroom website yet, what are you waiting for?! I know they can be time-consuming to set up, but templates help with that. You can also start slowly with just a few sections at a time to reduce the initial set-up time. My favorite section is a list of websites for educational games, although our student showcase section with the newest pictures and videos is a close second. I also upload copies of parent letters in case the paper copies get “lost” along the way and other important parent information too. It’s a great way to keep parent-school communication going.
Finally, I also built separate sites for some of our bigger units during the year that include research links, pictures, etc. I link up with those sites slowly during the year as we complete the units. Students can download PowerPoint templates from the site, explore safe research links, or play content-related games. Other teachers at my grade level have used those pages with their classes too. Easy!
Our site is hosted through www.tripod.com. I bought my own domain last year to make our address shorter. You can click over and find us at www.msfultz.com to get inspired. I’d love to see your classroom sites if you have them!
I hit 100 followers yesterday (wow!), so I decided to throw a 10% off sale in my TpT store. I also made my Pirate-Themed Marshmallow Graphing Math Center FREE during the sale. Click on over to get your free download. Please remember to leave feedback if you like it. I love all the connections I’m making, so I’ll have a 15% off sale and another freebie when I hit 150 followers.
Have a great week!