Does creating a website for your students sound scary and overwhelming?
I don’t know how to code a website. I don’t want to spend lots of money for tools to do it.
So some of you may know that I am a coder but I haven’t had time to really make my website great for my students. Adding new things was a chore since I did code everything.
My husband recommended I switch over to a WordPress site for my Math content, and for our farm information. I was leery at first since, I didn’t want to do a blog, since I am not that chatty of a person. However, I thought I would check into it. However, the first few books and internet searches I did were super basic and believe it or not at parts confusing. They said get a domain, hosting site, blah, blah, blah. I already had those things. So I went to my hosting company, and they had a button to push if I wanted to use WordPress and the WordPress app had all the tutorials and tools I really needed.
What? You don’t have a webhost? That’s okay, go to www.wordpress.org or www.wordpress.com and you can get started! The .org site is information about the free open source tool. The .com site is where you can get started with a free blog. I started one on there, but it is small. However, you can still do quite a bit for your students. They do have plans you can pay for that allow you to do more than just a basic blog. Even the free basic blog will allow you to categorize your posts, which will help your students find what they need when they need it.
If you want to learn more, check out the links above, or email me!