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This website was a piece of cake to make, and you can easily create your own for your classroom. Simply follow the link below to 1and1.com to get started.
Most domains that use your name (such as www.mrsuppman.com) are still available, so go ahead and purchase it for your use. You will have to renew this once a year, but it can be yours for as long as you want it. This will run you about $10 a year.Once you've bought your domain name, you can get started building the site. 1and1.com is extremely user-friendly, as it gives you design templates to choose from and allows you to simply type in your text and upload pictures and files as you please. Your webpage package will run $5-10 a month, depending on the options you want.
This is a fantastic way to post homework, podcasts, pictures, blogs, etc. Check out www.mrs.uppman.com and www.mrsisenegger.com for inspiration!
Picture Permission Slip- Ask parents to fill this out and keep it on hand so you can post student pictures on your classroom website.
If you're comfortable with creating websites, you may want to help your students enter a Cyberfair. Students create project websites and vote for winners with this interesting authentic learning tool.
HTML- This great sites walks you through using HTML as a design method for your site.
Methods of making your own website:
1and1- allows easy design using templates
Teacerweb- allows design with templates or HTML
Classroom Websites- '30 minutes websites for teachers'
Aplus- web hosting service
Lunarpages- web hosting service
Scholastic Home Page- very rigid template, but completely free