Building a Teacher Website
As someone who helps teachers utilize and integrate technology into their teaching and student learning, I often am asked how to effectively utilize a teacher website. For those teachers who are just beginning a website, I encourage them to initially not get wrapped up in the aesthetics of their site, but rather the content. After spending some time organizing content, the next question I usually receive is, "So, what do I do next?". To help address this question, I have made a post-it sheet that could be posted by a teacher's desk that would help in the next steps of their website design.
The downloadable sheet below can be printed and the dotted lines can be cut to create a post-it sheet that can serve as a reference when building a website (think of it as kind of a sheet you might see hanging on a board at a grocery store with phone numbers for missing items or items for sale). These are meant to be starters for helping you design a website that will be user-friendly for your audience as well as share meaningful content.
Take a moment, download and print the sheet and then tear off the idea starters as you add them to your website. And most of all, don't forget to share what you are doing!