Face of Your Classroom

Resources for using a Website as your Face of the Classroom

You can use an online resource such as Weebly or Google Sites to create your own web presence in a drag and drop interface. Websites enable users to quickly create a web presence using widgets (small onscreen tools, like calendars, counters, etc.) provided by their company. No software has to be installed because they are cloud-based and free. When you create an account you are given a URL for your new website. Weebly is one of the easiest ways for teachers to have a website. You can create multiple pages as well as a blog on your Weebly site.


WEEBLY

Weebly provides an easy to use drag and drop environment to help you create your site. Templates for the design of pages and menus are provided as well. Get started by checking out the following resources:

The Weebly support page has a Beginner's Guide to Weebly. Scholastic also offers a Create an Impressive Class Website in Under an Hour tutorial. After finding an amazing video to add to your site you may wonder how to post it to your web presence.

Here are three options:

  • Upload the file
  • Post the hyperlink
  • Embed the HTML code

GOOGLE SITES 

Google Sites is a web page creation tool that is designed to promote collaboration. It is free with a standard Google account but has an upgraded version with a monthly charge for people who want their own domain.  The updated design features are similar to Google Forms. It is a single-column design with sidebar or popup menu options.  Both the original and updated versions are available, learn more about the differences in zapier’s tutorial Build a Team Intranet in Google Sites.


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