Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tune into Technology - Class Websites

This week at Tune into Technology with Learning to the Core and iTeach 1:1 is all about classroom pages. This is kind of a bitter sweet post! As I move from a classroom teacher to an instructional technology specialist, my class website will disappear or hopefully at least be hidden. This has been years in the making.

My district provides a website for the teachers.  I use (used) it for everything!
QR code on the main page introducing students to our class page (As soon as class lists go out, parents head to the teacher's class page!)
Before school starts activities (digital sticky note question, Stickman, FAQs)
Homework for the week
Websites for the week
Student products
Frequently Asked Questions
Project directions/rubrics
Google Forms for spelling assignments

Welcome to the...
Just some random information about what you see on my page...
Students created an avatar that wold be be the main character for a story students wrote. I posted tons of great sites on our class page for creating an avatar.
Google docs data input - apple properties

I also use Portaportal (My students called it portapotty.) for learning links. I have been collecting sites for yeeeeeaaaaaars! I even have my 3rd grade links still on the site. You are more than welcome to visit my portapotty...oops, I mean portaportal! Guest Access: cdolat
It is not as cute as Draggo, but does the job! 

Most of our class website if for posting student work.


  1. I would like to post more student work on my website this year. I love how you use a QR code to get the main page. I'm sure it must be sad, but also exciting, to leave the classroom. Good luck with your new position. Thanks for linking up.:)
    iTeach 1:1

  2. How exciting that you are becoming a technology specialist! I will be excited to hear more about your new adventures! I am definitely going to have to check out portaportal (or "portapotty") to compare. I have never heard of that and it looks like you have all kinds of good stuff on there! :) Thanks for linking up!

    Learning to the Core

  3. You have some really amazing ideas and websites that I have never heard of before. I am very excited to explore your blog, websites and ideas. I am a new to the blogging community and would love for you to check out my blog if you have time.


  4. Thank you for sharing all these great ideas for classroom websites. I pinned this to come back to when I update mine (which will be soon). Congratulations on your new role as Instructional Technology Specialist.

  5. I'm in LOVE...please don't take it down for a little bit...pretty please! I NEED to snag some of your links. I am going to play in your site more tomorrow because it is AMAZING! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. Awesome. You have inspired me to work on my class site. :)
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  7. I have spent a good bit of time working on my class webpage this summer. Your page looks awesome. What did you do with iPod vocabulary? I'm always looking for new ways to use my iPod's in my classroom! :) Thank you.

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  8. I just spent some time on Portaportal! It was very easy to set up. Now I will just have to transfer the links from my site. That looks easy to do as well. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on your new position!!

    With that in mind, I'd like to pick your brain... what are your thoughts about managing workflow? I was recently introduced to Showbie and ebackpacks to use in my class next year. I'm trying to decide which one to use. I just finished a post about it: Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Again, Congratulations!

    1. Thanks! I am very excited about my new position.
      Glad you like Portaportal.
      I hopped on over to your blog and responded there about what we do about workflow.
      Going to dig a bit deeper in regard to the 2 you shared above.