• Teacher web sites:

    A classroom webpage is a great tool that can add layers to your instruction and help you in communicating with students and parents. You can post classroom resources, supplement your instruction with web resources, and provide answers to common questions. 

    When creating your website, start small. Think about what you want to do with your web site. Spend some time looking at other web sites for ideas. Start today, and add more information and content as you go.

    Content ideas for teacher web sites:

    Welcome page 
    Lecture Notes
    Class/Course Requirements  
    Class Assignments
    Class Calendar 
    Homework Assignments
    Homework Policy 
    Reading Lists
    Class Handouts/Forms, Permission Slips Student Work/Projects
    Review Sheets and Sample Tests Rubrics/Scoring
    Course Related Internet Hyperlinks   AP Exam Information
    Final Exam Information Parent Tips

     


     Classroom Website Advice:
     
     
     


     
    Editing an Existing Page in Schoolwires:
     
    In most cases, you will want to edit at least one of your existing pages.

    1. Sign in to your existing webpage and click on Site Manager

    2. Click on the title of the webpage you wish to edit. (The title will be underlined as your mouse hovers over the page’s name.)

    3. Click on the box that says “App.” (Note there are many different types of apps. You may be using the Flex Editor App, Content App, or some other app.)

    4. Type in your website changes

    5. Click the green “Save” button.

    6. To go back, click the small button that looks like a house. 

    Creating a New Page in Schoolwires:
     
    In most cases, you can do everything you want to do in Schoolwires using the FLEX page.

    To add a FLEX page to your website, do the following:

    1. Sign in to your webpage and click on Site Manager.

    2. Click on New Page.

    3. Click on Flex Page.

    4. Type the name of the page in the box provided. Click on one of the page layout options; you will be limited to that page layout style. If you do not click on one of the page layout options, you will have a blank page to work with. (This is a more advanced option.) 

    5. Click Save and you will see your new page listed with current pages. It will default to active status. If you do not wish to have the page active while you are working on it, simply check the box next to Active and it will toggle to Inactive.

    6. Begin with your heading. Add text. Change the font, color and size.

    To Insert an image in Schoolwires:

    1. Place your cursor on the page where you would like the image to appear.

    2. Click on the bottom left icon, Insert Image.

    3. Choose whether to retrieve your image from your computer, from a file already uploaded to your website, or from a shared library.

    4. Click on Next, Browse and find the image.

    5. Double click on the file you wish to insert.

    6. In the Preview window, you must provide a name in the box next to Alt. Text (this will not appear on your web page) and adjust the height and width. If you alter the height or width the other dimension will change to remain in proportion. You can choose the alignment of the image to left, center, or right and create a border or not. “0” does not create a border, other values starting with 1 create a border of increasing width. When you have finished selecting your preferences, click on Insert Image.

    7. Save your work.

    To Insert a document in Schoolwires:

    1. Place your cursor on the page where you would like the document to appear.

    2. Click on the paperclip, Insert document.

    3. Choose whether to retrieve your document from your computer, from a file already uploaded to your website, or from a shared library.

    4. Click on Next, Browse and find the document.

    5. Double click on the file you wish to insert.

    6. Type the name of the link that you wish to appear on your webpage. From the pull down menu you have the option to have your document open in a new window. This is a preferable option because it allows the viewer to close out of the document without closing out of the entire website.

    7. Save your work.

    To access the Schoolwires Manual:

    1. Sign in to your school website

    2. Navigate to your teacher website

    3. Click on Site manager

    4. Click on Tutorials for an 8 minute audio/video tutorial about using Schoolwires OR Click on the Community and Support tab along the top and go to Documentation/Schoolwires User Guide.