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:
Mrs. McDavid's Class
Mrs. Connell's Class
If you don't have a required service, here's a great article from Dale Borgeson on how to get started. Alternatively, Scholastic has a solid article as well which recommends using Weebly to create your site (it's what I use for the Roundup!).
For me, I'm also a big fan of Wix, the service is free, easy to use, and you can create modern websites incredibly quickly. And our school uses Moodle which is a free, open-source course management system.
Plus, if you're looking for some more examples to help get the ideas flowing, check out these teacher-created sites for more!