All the school websites are designed, built and maintained by or for a school. Many school websites share certain characteristics and furthermore some educators have developed guidelines to help schools create the most useful and the best websites they can. Some of the possible functions of the websites include things such as displaying projects of the students, directing visitors to other resource on the web, providing homework or information and current class assignments, introducing people who don’t know much about the school – such as students or parent who are considering moving into the district, community members who don’t have children or teachers who seek employments to its current events and general culture. There are many other functions that are positive and help each school to be popular thanks to the websites. Showing that the school is excellent with regard to sciences and new media in comparison to competitive schools and displaying school curriculum and courses are two others of these functions. Creating and showing in public a corporate identity and providing students and staff with both an entrance and front – end to documents and resources hosted locally are also two of the positive functions that each school website offers.

School websites

 

                There are many different and various ways in which a school can approach the task of creating a website. Because of they are educational institutions the creation of portions of the website can be incorporated into the curriculum. Such kind of innovation is gathering momentum in schools as educators become themselves more familiar with the technologies involved. School may both create and purchase software to organize and display their information on the web. Typically this software gives every teacher and administrator the ability to post on the school’s site by using own password and username. All the school site of this kind tends to be the largest. A school website provides an excellent possibility for pupils to learn not only how to work in a group of peers but also and web design. Furthermore some of the schools ask the faculty or staff member who is particularly technologically literate or who works in their computer science department to both update and design their websites for them. School websites are generally under – developed, especially these in public sector. Lack of experience among non – teaching staff has been a contributing factor and because of this many institutions have not acted to make their web presence a priory. All these schools perceive themselves as stretched with respect to time and budgets. Sometimes requisite skills are available in the teaching staff, but the investment of their time is not adequately compensated, as stated above. A school website is some kind of communication tool between the community and school. From other hand, however, its reach can extend beyond country, state lines. This site may be used by a lot of demographic groups – for example parents, students, administration and potential, as well as, former students and alumni. Even across state lines a school site can connect groups of its demographics such as the alumni who now live cross country and look for information on the next reunion.