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1 Do More with Your Website! Zumu Software

2 Ideal School Website Comprehensive Content – Policy Statements, Contact Information, Important Forms, School Calendar, Lunch Menu, Directions… – Teacher awards, student achievements – Online Newsletters, Announcements, Special Event Information, Photos from the Class Play… – Course Syllabus, Homework, Class Calendars, Student Art Work… – Sports Schedules, Results, Photos – Board meeting agendas, budget proposals, voting reminders

3 Ideal School Website Timely – Always something new – so there is a reason for visitors to check back – Front page calls attention to new items – link through to content – Old information moved off main site – but can be archived

4 Ideal School Website Organized – Visitors easily discern overall site structure – Navigation is easy and you always know where you are – Links work correctly! – Consistent look to overall site – Can be expanded and re-arranged easily as needed

5 Benefits All information about school can be quickly and cost-effectively distributed Improve communications between administration, staff, faculty, parents, students, and community Help build awareness and school spirit

6 “Typical” School Website About 50 –100 HTML Pages Ad-hoc structure, content, and navigation Varying fonts, backgrounds, style across site Hasn’t been updated in last 6 months…

7 Some Statistics Content – Keyport Schools: 2,390 pages – Henry Hudson Regional: 14,484 pages – Matawan-Aberdeen: 1,578 pages – Little Silver Schools: 616 pages – West Long Branch Schools: 536 pages – Monmouth Beach School: 336 pages

8 Some Statistics (con’t) Updates – Keyport: 146 pages per week – Henry Hudson: 516 pages per week – Matawan-Aberdeen: 59 pages per week – Little Silver Schools: 71 pages per week – West Long Branch: 113 pages per week – Monmouth Beach School: 52 pages per week

9 Content Management System Make it easy to create, post, edit, remove, and rearrange content Allow delegation of portions of overall site Keep it all organized, style-conformant and navigable Provide tools for administrative oversight

10 Some Niceties… Linux/Apache – 3 years of operation without an outage File System based (vs. SQL or “object” DB) Browser based – no end-user software to install Server hosted at secure, high-performance facility (Datapipe) with plenty of bandwidth… “Layered” information architecture Open, extensible, overrides…

11 More Niceties “Gentle Slope” learning curve “Layered” information architecture Open, extensible, overrides… Private “user” folders for personal use, content staging, file-sharing Built-in calendar “applets” Timed displays (“snow day” page, etc.)

12 Who We Are Small privately owned business Profitable, stable No debt No Venture Capital funding We are here to serve you and we will be here for a long time…

13 School Tours We now take a look at some websites


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