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The following is a guest post from Nicholas Stratigopoulos, is a master's candidate in the Educational Technology program offered at Concordia University and a mobile application developer.
Over a year and a half ago, I had an idea for a mobile application. I was in the third year of my physical and health education degree at McGill University. The problem was that I had no idea where to begin and I had absolutely no coding knowledge. Then, along came Buzztouch.
Expectations for today's classroom teachers are high. There is enormous pressure to meet benchmarks set by the new Common Core standards, to increase student performance on standardized tests, to create a positive, learning-rich environment, and to do so with often dwindling resources and support.
Creating a classroom website to organize and manage your classroom, while certainly not a panacea, can go a long way towards helping teachers stay on top of the myriad of responsibilities, learning outcomes, and challenges that they are faced with. Having a well put together classroom website can save time with lesson planning, parent communication, and can help teachers see the bigger picture of how their curriculum comes together.
The goal of this post is to share some excellent examples of classroom websites as well as give advice on how to get your own classroom website started. With the help of reader Dale Borgeson, I've put together a short list of exemplar classroom sites to check out:
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