I put together a quick freebie with things that you may want to take into consideration when building your classroom website- a checklist of sorts. I love a good checklist! To download your copy, simply click the picture and it will take you to a Google Drive file.
Another fun way to make your website more interactive is through the use of widgets. You can add all sorts of widgets to your site, I'm only going to highlight a few.
Mastery Connect Common Core widget- This is a widget that looks just like the app, which I discussed here. Parents can access the Common Core standards for your grade level in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.
Scholastic Book Wizard Widget- if you are unfamiliar with this tool, Scholastic offers a book leveling tool on their website... it's super handy! This is a great widget to install on your website that will allow your parents to check the reading level on their students' independent reading selections from home.
Google Calendar- Did you know that you can embed an interactive Google Calendar right into your classroom blog? It's super easy! It updates automatically and parents can save it to their devices or Google accounts. You can customize the color, size, and appearance of the calendar too. Here's a quick tutorial on how to go about embedding a Google Calendar into your blog or website.
There are many more widgets out there, so these are just a few to get you started. Installing a widget is as easy as grabbing the embed code from the site and pasting it into your site!
Do you use any widgets on your classroom website? Which ones do you use?
Leave it in the comments!