Classroom websites are a great way to connect with students through technology. Whether you build a blog, create a wiki, or design a Google Site, all of the tools below are user-friendly, easy, and quick for designing websites. You'll be up and running with a class website in no time. Here are examples of other teacher's websites to give you an idea of what you can accomplish:



Design Your Own Website

Step-by-step instructions for building a classroom website using Google Sites

Technology Integration: Web Design Tutorial

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Check out the Complete Beginner's Guide to Making a Website
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Free Website Tools

Website
Description
http://sites.google.com
Google Sites
http://www.google.com/support/
Google Sites Getting Started Guide
http://www.weebly.com/
Create a website/blog
http://www.yola.com/
Website builder
http://www.webs.com/
Website builder
http://www.educatorpages.com/home.aspx
Website builder
http://www.magnoto.com/
Blog & website builder
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/02/10-ways
10 website building tools for teachers



Blog

Website
Description
http://www.blogger.com
Build your own blog for free
http://edublogs.org/
Blog website (different pricing options)
http://kidblog.org/home.php
Blog website for teachers and students
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/08
Guide to setting up a blog
http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php
Blogs in Plain English (Common Craft video)
http://blogbooker.com
This tool converts your blog into a pdf book to print/email/share
http://langwitches.org/blog/2011/11/26/learning
Blog Post: Learning about blogs for your students: Part II (Writing)
http://edudemic.com/2011/12/student-blogs/
30 incredible blogs written by kids
http://classblogmeister.com/
Search class blogs or create your own



Wikis

Website
Description
http://www.wikispaces.com
Free wikis for K-12 teachers
http://pbworks.com/
Basic workspace free (pricing options for more advanced websites)
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2009/08/
Basics of creating and editing a wiki in wikispaces
http://www1.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php
Wikis in Plain English (Common Craft video)
http://teacherchallenge.edublogs.org/2011/05/10/
Quick and easy tutorial for creating a wiki on wikispaces.com

Learning Management Systems

http://moodle.org/
Moodle - Open Source course management system
http://www.edu20.org/
Tool for teaching online
http://www.myicourse.com/welcome
Create your own online course
http://www.schoolrack.com/
Create a classroom
https://www.schoology.com/home.php
A learning management system and social networking website
http://coursekit.com/
Social networking course tool - discussions, community, grading, calendar & more
http://www.edmodo.com/
A "Facebook" for teachers and students - create courses, build a library, etc...

Photos for Your Website

Website
Description
http://www.aviary.com/
Free online image editing tool
http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/
Find free online images
http://splashup.com/
Professional image editing tool
http://www.sumopaint.com/home/
Free photoshop-like image editing & graphic design tool
http://www.tuxpi.com/
Add photo effects & frame pictures
http://search.creativecommons.org/
Find images through this creative commons search tool
http://www.psdschools.org/academics/
List of Copyright Free Images to Use

Google Translate Widget

Use Google Translate to make your site more accessible to parents and families that speak languages other than English: