Designing A Class Site that You'll Actually Use...
...and your students will want to visit
In the age of remote learning, classroom websites have become common-place, but how do we ensure that they're put together well? More importantly, how do we design them in such a way that increases student learning and engagement? On this page are some guidelines, tutorials, and principles of design that can make sure your class site is put to good use. I use "Google Sites" for my classroom website. However, these principles of good design can be applied to whatever tool you choose to use.
What belongs on a class website?
How to Design a Website (based on the five principals of flag design put together by the North American Vexillological Association*):
Keep It Simple: The site should be so simple that a child can figure out how to navigate it
Use Meaningful Design: The site's images, colors, or patterns should relate to your subject area
Use (about) Three Colors: Limit the number of colors to those that contrast well and come from the standard color set
Avoid Branding: save that for your own personal page.
Be Distinctive: Avoid duplicating other sites at your school
*This may the nerdiest source that I've ever cited, and I'm darn proud of it.