Presentation on theme: "Desiree Gumm Teaching for 6 years in the Meridian School District Currently teaching 6 th grade at Eagle Middle School Over the past 5 years I have used."— Presentation transcript:
Desiree Gumm Teaching for 6 years in the Meridian School District Currently teaching 6 th grade at Eagle Middle School Over the past 5 years I have used 3 different websites to support my classroom teaching. Today we are going to focus on the options for a classroom website, what kinds of things you can use on the site, the difference it can make in the classroom, and a closer look at what each site has to offer.
Students without a class website Students with a website
Information is available to students and parents at home. Holds students and parents accountable for class work and homework. Students can miss several days of school and still keep up with school work with minimal additional work to the teacher. A system of checks and balances for students. Additional copies of work can be acquired without additional copying from the teacher. Collaboration tool--- Steal Point
Additional upfront work for the teacher. Another place where you have to write down your plans. Learning new technology can be time consuming. Students doing the work ahead of time, not in class.
Daily assignments Due dates Homework papers Rubrics PowerPoint presentations Examples of good work Important forms School Supply lists Surveys Upcoming school events Parental information Links to other sites Enrichment activities Contact information Study/Review Guides/Answers Video clips used in class.
There are many different site choices out there, these are the ones that I have used: Check with your district and see if they provide a site choice. School Notes Google Sites SharePoint
Everyone has access to this website User friendly Format to follow Works like a word document Versatility options are endless Calendar option Notification option Blog Option Can upload files, There is a limit
Everyone can access this site Can be individualized based on the teachers personality and needs Endless versatility More complex to use Calendar options Blog options Add as many pages as you would like Upload documents
Calendar with assignments attached to the day that is was taught. Document section dedicated to assignments that stay up all year, frequent use. PPT presentations for parents to experience what their student does. Links to other sites and pages Splash page to inform parents and students of important events.