A class web site can be a creative way of getting students excited about a subject, keeping them up to date on assignments,
and providing them with valuable online resources. Because a class site should be engaging, I'll present information that
makes the subject interesting and fun, such as brain teasers or polls about current events. Of course, I'll want to include
plenty of links so students can explore a wealth of ideas on the web.
Here are examples of the content I might include.
Events and Announcements
Don't forget, we're taking a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts on March 22. You won't need to bring a lunch, but you must have
your permission slip signed and with you when you get on the bus.
Assignment 4 is not due until April 3 (instead of
In the News
Here I might mention a story in the news that pertains to my subject and solicit opinions from the class. Or I might ask a
question about material we covered in class, for example:
This week we read a great short story. If you could be any
of the characters in this story, which would you be and why?
I'll post the answers on the "Class Bulletin Board" page.
Meet the Challenge!
Here, I might put a weekly brain teaser, for example:
Three less than 4 times a number is greater than 4 times the
sum of the number and 1. Find all such numbers.
Last week's answer: 4
Last week's winner: Brad