Saturday, August 15, 2015

My Teacher Web Page

For years our district has used some service with which we could create and maintain our teacher web pages.  Last year, however, we were told that that contract was not being renewed and we'd have to move all the stuff on our web pages, information and links and papers and all that, to one of two new platforms that our district has chosen.

No, our district tech folks wouldn't migrate the data over for us.

I don't want to attend hours of instruction to learn how to set up a new web site.  I've chosen which of the two platforms I want to use, why can't the district tech folks give me summary sheet of commands, functionality, etc., so I can focus only on those capabilities I need?

Sometimes they're very frustrating.

7 comments:

Mrs. Widget said...

try google.classroom
I have just started and keep wondering, "why was I doing a web page?"

maxutils said...

I'm with Mrs. Widget … what, exactly, does one gain from having a teacher website …sure, you can update assignments there, but then you have to update assignments there … and the students presumably have your teacher email, so they are probably much better off with that, if they need it. As for grades … you have a separate program for that … so,who cares?

Darren said...

I don't want to field emails from 160+ students if the information or documents they need can easily be downloaded from my web site.

Ellen K said...

For about five years we were supposed to use Schoolweb to post assignments. Imagine my surprise last year to find out that evidently we were the only teachers in the entire school that were posting our assignments. Others were using off site websites. Now, once again, we are supposed to use Google Sites (which I hate), but instead I'm using Google Classroom which I like quite a bit. I guess I would be happier about this if students ever bothered to look at the sites. I have five different ones-one for each class and for my NAHS. I refuse to print papers anymore because I am so tired of kids losing things. I give them one copy and if they lose it, it's on them to print copies.

MikeAT said...

Darren, to answer the question at the end of your post, either you will likely have teachers who are that tech ignorant a simple solution like that would not work, or someone wants a contact.

maxutils said...

I get your point, Darren … but especially with grades also posted on line … when would 160 0 students ever actually email you about something so generic? My experience, with grades beong done the old fashioned way, was MAYBE 3 every two weeks … if that. And each of those was specific enough that a website would not help. It also shifts responsibility from the student to you … if a student misses a day, and the website doesn't have that assignment up yet? Your fault.

Darren said...

Come now, Max. You've got it backwards. It's *always* the student's responsibility to get missed work, no matter what the procedure.

And my web site is *always* current :)