Re: website hosting question
- Thanks Harold - I was pondering if buying the .Mac account was a good deal - there
seemed to be a lot of things with it. I have a new (purchased in May) iBook G4, so I have
iLife06 with iWeb. I didn't have time to fiddle with the free trial of .Mac because it was
during the end of school craziness. And though I consider myself technical inclined - I
have no experience with webdesign.
The district does have a website - but I haven't seen any individual teacher or classroom
sites. I'm going to check with them and have already thought about a form to go home
first of the year for parents.
Thanks for the advise - I will look into your suggestions.
--- In email@example.com, "Harold Olejarz" <holejarz@...> wrote:
> If you have a Mac and iLife06 or 05 buying a.Mac account for a website
> is actually a great deal. iLife 06 makes it easy to set up a
> photogallery and you can get into blogs and podcasts too. There are
> some limits on what you can do with the web pages because of the
> templates they give you. if you don't have any experience creating web
> pages this is a good way to go.
> A cheaper thing to do is to use one of the services that provides
> blogs for free. I suggest you use http://edublogs.org/ On their web
> page they say "Create your own ad free fully featured WordPress blog
> at edublogs.org. Including free Yacapaca assessment tool from the
> Chalkface Project. In addition to a free blog, all users also get an
> ad free wikispace!" Especially if oyu are going to have children and
> parents look at the blog I would use a service that is designed for
> I set up my blog on blogger, http://www.blogger.com/home, but if I was
> setting up a class blog I would not use this service because the other
> blogs on this site may not be school appropriate. On my blog you can
> click on a link in the upper right hand side of the page to get to the
> next blog... the next blog could be something you would not want your
> kids to see (naked texas art teachers for instance).
> If you know html or Dreamweaver or Frontpage or GoLive, web page
> editors, you can buy a domain name and ftp your pages to the server.
> if you don't know what i am talking about here I suggest you go with
> one of the first two options or be prepared to sit down with some
> books for a few days to learn how to create a website from scratch.
> You can buy a domain and set up a site for about $40 to $50 per year.
> Check out www.godaddy.com for pricing if you decide to go that route.
> One more thing--- Does your school have a website? If so I would think
> that the tech people would be happy to get you started. Also, before
> you post any kids art or pictures of kids make sure your principal has
> approved it. Your school should have a policy about that and forms for
> kids. At my school we only use students first names and there are some
> parents who do not want their kids pictures posted on the web.
> Good Luck,
> Harold Olejarz
> Blog - digitalharold.blogspot.com
> Website - www.digitalharold.com