I have a new site: http://site.lyntiernanenglishclassroom.com
I’ve had a website for about ten years. I began building the website to support my work in the classroom and delivered a whole terms work in the first year for year 10 via the website and using a computer lab. This was way before IWB, Video conferencing, laptops and most kids having access to a computer an the internet at home. over the years the website has become a place to ‘store’ links to sites and organise the links into topics such as poetry, plays, speeches, writing etc. Obviously before the development of sites like Delicious and Diigo. With changes to Microsoft products and Windows my site became redundant sometime in 2009. I could no longer update the site, fix links or change any materials I had uploaded. After a few stops and starts I managed to organise another host and a domain name. Then followed a difficult time trying to upload the old site to the new host. I built a completely new site in an attempt to overcome some of the issues. The new site has my Delicious tags embedded on the front page. Much easier for me to add new links and for others to go directly to links. I also started uploading lesson material in Word documents, so others can access the material and adapt as they need. I’ve also included some pages on new technologies, with links to sites I like that work well.
I would be very interested in your thoughts, suggestions and feedback.