You don’t have to be a professional to design a classroom website for parents and students.
The first step is to find a simple website creator that you like. Here are some favorites from SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community Members. Check them out and decide which one you prefer, the best part is they all have free options available.
Next you can think about which features you’d like to have on your new website. Here are some of our favorite ideas…
1) Post Pictures For Parents To See The Classroom Environment
2) Post your classroom wishlist. Parents tend to be generous if you just ask.
3) Highlight your students’ work including video, art, and writings. Students can use your class website as an avenue for displaying their work throughout the school year.
You have a website… now what? Your last step is to advertise it.
If your district has a long domain that’s hard to remember, you can purchase a fun and unique domain for your classroom on Godaddy.com. Be sure to put your domain address on your business cards, handouts, and other materials that are given to your students.
Bitly.com is also a great tool to simplify and shorten any long domains given by your district.
These tips should help you get started with your own classroom website – have fun!