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Will I be wrong to say that we have to use 21st century technology in schools? It can’t be, living in the times of most rapid technological advancements while following the ways of the 20th century. That kind of thinking and attitude will push us back, especially for the issues and supports related to the schools which are formative places for the children who will take the charge tomorrow.

School websites are the first access for parents and students or the community to collect information from schools. You do it before deciding to visit a school or make a phone call like everybody else. In this kind of situation it will be grossly unimaginable to see school websites lacking in modern updated technology. A school website design truly symbolises the kind of outlook school administration has. The community will be swayed with an impression of the kind and quality of learning children can have.

In the modern teaching methods, children learn a lot of things from the school website, like articles,  images, a series of learning through audio, videos and other e-files capsuled as podcasts as the means of quick learning and from any place. The school website can make use of many open source materials like articles and blogs or post happenings in the classroom to benefit of the students. Many school websites are now featured with social media like Facebook, Twitter, Flicker and Google+ etc.

It is now easy to design dynamic websites to make them attractive, easy to incorporate up-to-date features and better usability above all. Many schools’ adopt the latest technological support to advance their teaching methodology. You will often find such advanced facilities incorporated in the websites. I have seen a number of good websites of the schools that welcome you get readily absorbed within the school system with much to interact.

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Is it really important for schools to own a website? Can they manage without it? Does a website make any big difference? These are some unavoidable questions that come to mind. Go through the rest of the blog to know the answers.

Website making is a good idea for every academic institution, even for a kindergarten. Having a school website means less paperwork and instant release of information.

Another attractive point is the students can contribute their poems, short stories, paintings and photographs to the blog of their school website.  Not all school websites feature ‘blog’, but if it is integrated, students can have a global platform to showcase their creativity pursuits. Everyone is allowed to participate if he/she fulfils some criteria and comply with the online behaviour regulations, implemented by the school authorities. Unlike print school magazines, these online platforms take little time to publish the contributions made by students and recognize their efforts. Is a great benefit of school website?

Websites can be quickly updated in real time. Schools can inform the students and parents about the changes in the scheduled date of meetings, functions or upcoming events, and disseminate other details in real time, instead of waiting long for the printing of notice and sticking it onto the notice board. But with websites, updating the details and pressing the ‘Save’ button are the only requirements.

Both students and parents can visit the websites to check exam schedules, book lists for the new academic session, the syllabuses of upcoming examinations and the results. With all these necessary information thrown in, a school website helps the parents know what is going on in schools and how their children are doing. The nicer point is they get to know all these without visiting the schools and meeting the teachers in person, but just by means of a few ‘Clicks’.

Print magic has its own charm but that can’t be a match for the utility a school website provides. People have no luxury of time to flip through the school diary or crane their necks to see what is written on the notice board for important information; they have got easy shortcuts like Ctrl+F to find what they actually need on websites.


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