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Setting up a Teacher website questions

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Head_Unit
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Mar30-12, 02:07 PM
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Hello, this doesn't seem to quite fit into any of the forums, but I'm hoping to find some help.

I want to set up a website as a teacher for my students to look at. I'd like to
- Post general interest stuff
- Post solved homework and tests
- Let the students log on to do the above and most of all look at their grades
- To that end, I want to post grades assignment-by-assignment. If there was a website service that could automatically sync to EZ Grade or such, THAT would be the killer app.

Any comments about all this are appreciated!
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Borek
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Mar30-12, 02:40 PM
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No idea about the grades part, but everything else requires just a minimum knowledge about HTML, or a CMS (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_management_system). Zillions of places offering hosting for free or for a very small fee.
Head_Unit
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Apr14-12, 02:37 PM
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There are a lot of places that will host for you. It's rather overwhelming. But as a new teacher, I don't want to mess around with this much. I'm willing to pay a fee BUT for my money I want my life made very easy:
- Really easy to upload presentations, homework, etc
- Really easy to upload grades. Or WAY better, sync automatically to my grade book...

boomtrain
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Apr17-12, 04:59 PM
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Setting up a Teacher website questions

try making a google site? it's something you could have up and running in a few hours and it's free:

https://sites.google.com/?pli=1
fss
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Apr18-12, 01:04 AM
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I'd just use a wordpress install, honestly. It'd do anything but the grades, but grades can be posted with an Excel sheet and having each student choose a unique identifier.
Head_Unit
#6
Apr18-12, 02:21 AM
P: 29
Do you mean like instead of student names, have them come up with their own names like "Birdie" or "#@$@" or "FlyGirl"?

Interesting idea. I'll have to check if that would meet confidentiality requirements, since some students could figure it out (only 1 kid aces a test, it's easy to spot them). If there is even a clear policy about that...


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