School and Class Sites

 

School and Class Sites

It is hard to live today without using the Internet. It seems that every business, organization, and most individuals have their own sites. Chances are, you should too! Typically, there are two options if you would like to have an Internet presence:

  • School sites: Your school will have a website and online calendar. See what you need to do to be sure that you are listed as a faculty member and make sure that any activities or big class projects you are involved with are displayed on the school calendar.
  • Class sites: Additionally, you will likely have the opportunity to host a web page for your class. This is a great place to show pictures of what happens in class and to post lesson plans, documents and more.

Tips for your own web page include:

  • Only post information if you plan to update it Outdated information is sometimes worse than no information at all—often it can cause confusion. Depending on the system your school subscribes to, you can set end-dates for articles and announcements so they will auto-hide after a certain date.
  • Set up your page to make students responsible for themselves. Miss class yesterday? Check the site. Forgot your worksheet? Get it from the site. Of course, this may not be appropriate for all ages.
  • Know your school's policies about posting student information on class pages
Last modified: Monday, 2 July 2012, 12:06 PM