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Increase Student Engagement and Student Learning by Using Technology at Imagine Camelback Charter School

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Creating Classroom Websites

If your classroom does not already have an active and vibrant website you are missing out on one of the biggest ways to reach your students and their parents. The quality of your site will determine if it is actually used and if the visitors return on a regular basis.

 

Examples | Incorporating Forms | Templates | Tutorials
Tips | Resources | Teacher Websites
Examples

 

Dr. Christie's Sample Site

Web of Important Website Components

 

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Preparing to Create a Website

G Form

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Templates from Google
Video Tutorials

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11 Quick Tips For Creating A Great Classroom Website

There are a few simple things your should keep in mind to keep your classroom website looking good.

 

The Visual

  • Embrace white space, don’t overwhelm the user with too much content.
    Get rid of clutter.
  • Make sure your contact information is readily available, don’t always bury
    it at the bottom of the page.
  • Completely avoid any flashing/spinning logos or text.
  • Remove out of date images. (Christmas was a long time ago.)
  • Use color strategically. Consider going with a single neutral palette.
    If you have alogo on your site that can be your lead on choosing what
    colors to employ.
  • Limit your fonts, two is more than enough on a single page. Also,
    everything can’tbe bold!
  • Now, you might disagree with this one, not too cutesy. Your website is for
    kids and adults.

The Content

  • Don’t go overboard on text. You are not writing a book! People scan
    websites, they don’t have time to read a novel.
  • Clean up your links on a regular basis. Dead links will tell your user that
    your site is not worthy of their time.
  • For pete’s sake, proofread! A teacher’s website cannot have
    spelling mistakes.
  • Do your best to bring new content to your homepage on a frequent basis.
    If nothing ever changes, why come back?

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Teacher Websites - Yippee!
 

 

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