Monday, October 27, 2008

Super Easy Teacher Websites...

ClassroomUpdate.comI have been experimenting with a platform that would allow school districts to easily get all of their teachers online posting homework and class announcements.

The idea to do this came to me after 4 years of watching my own district attempt several different approaches to getting our teachers online.  We tried everything from uploading MS Word files on a weekly basis (awkard and inconvenient for all involved) to giving teachers their own FTP accounts to let them update their own sites on their own (we might as well have tried to split the atom).

My coding skill finally caught up with my goals for an easy to use teacher website.  Thus ClassroomUpdate was born.  Every teacher has a username and a password to log in to their Control Panel.  The control panel is simply a web form that allows a user to enter homework assignments, announcements, links, and to update their contact info.  It could not be easier and allows you to maintain a website in seconds per day.

I am wondering if any of my loyal readers (both of you) would be interested in a free site on ClassroomUpdate to help me bug test it.  As far as I know, it works flawlessly, but a dozen real users may find things that I miss.

If you are interested, you can create a page at:
I have taken the liberty of putting in the admin password so you can create your page.  Anyone who creates a page can keep it indefinitely.  In the meantime, please let me know what you think and if anything is not working properly or could be improved.

The readers of this blog have been extremely helpful and supportive with the Jeopardy Review Game, and I do appreciate it.  Thank you in advance to those who help me with this.  (And it isn't entirely altruistic, you are getting a 100% free website!)

1 comment:

  1. What a GREAT idea! So easy and user friendly. I can't wait to try it out. Way to go!


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