Friday, May 25, 2012

Thing Two - Face of the Classroom

My classroom website is  I've been using a classroom webpage for three years now.  Due to a change in the district web platform, I changed over to my current website about 4 months ago.  Since many of my students have a high absence rate, I am working at designing my class website so that absent students can get all of the resources they need to catch up in class.

In my First Trimester Human Anatomy Page, students can get copies of my PowerPoint notes, lectures recorded by screencast and copies of the assignments.  I've also attached other online resources like lectures form Khan Academy or HippoCampus that cover similar material.  I'm adding interactive resources as I find them online.

The students have been very positive about my classroom website so far.  It simplifies getting caught up on work for both me and them.  It also allows students to stay up-to-date on school work if they are traveling, but have access to the internet.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melinda,

    I also worked with at-risk students- in two different schools, and I found having a class website to be the most important tool I used. Not only did it provide students information and resources from class, it helped me keep all my stuff organized in one place. All the links to videos and short things used for engagement could be linked to the day's agenda. I also like Weebly and its simplicity. I hope it continues to work for you.