Title: Classroom Web Page Development Rules of Usage
1 Classroom Web PageDevelopmentRules of Usage
2 Web Page Layout
Benefits of Using Free Website Software
Fees (or lack there of)
Features included with fees
3 Things to remember
When creating a classroom website remember the following
Dont use icons/images/designs that are unrelated - make sure there is a connection
Dont use a background that interferes with the message text or other information on the page
Make sure the URL is easy for your students to remembernot too long.
Dont share your username and password with students
Proofread before you publish
Try out all linksbroken links suck!
4 Benefits of Class Website
Great way to communicate with parents and they love it as well.
Post homework and upcoming tests important announcements and upcoming project due dates
Parents do access the page from their work place
When a student is absent
5 Classroom Website Content A GOOD WEBSITE HAS
o Daily Assignments - List of daily assignments given to students
o Monthly Calendar - List of planned events
o Teacher (Biography) and School Information
o Contact Information - Phone numbers voicemail ext email etc.
o Classroom Projects - List of projects and information
o Student Resources - Clipart Cool Website Links etc.
o Parent Resources - Grading Scale MAP Info Forms etc.
6 Rules of Usage
Make sure your links work.
This will prevent disappointed readers. The best way to make sure this doesnt happen is to test the pages several times - from different domains if possible at minimum from different machines
7 Rules of Usage
Page content should be limited.
8 Rules of Usage
Consider white-space balance
As in art balance between objects between dark and light is necessary.
9 Rules of Usage
Maintain stylistic coherence with graphics
This is just a common sense design approach - continuity of design elements.
10 Rules of Usage
Avoid dead-end links
Give your readers a way out of your pages that is to your advantage.
11 Rules of Usage
Place important information at or near the top of the page
It should be visible when the page first appears.
12 Rules of Usage
Indicate size on large files that will be downloaded
This is a courtesy to modem users in particular!
13 Rules of Usage
Place links on the word that describes where the link goes - never on the word here
Need any more be said
14 Rules of Usage
Make titles very descriptive
Titles show up at the top of browsers get saved on bookmark lists and hotlists - they need to say more than stuff for them to be a good reference back to your pages.
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