Starting around 2010 I started putting content online for our students, each class with one page in its own hidden directory under our school’s domain.
I intended the kids’ classes’ sites as just a way to share the music and art the kids had made, and as a high-tech replacement for the special free classes for parents that we used to have on Saturday mornings.
You can see an example of the kind of site that our adult classes had here.
So you can guess from the title of this post that not all went according to plan. I’m still glad I made the sites, as probably are most of my students, but the overall lesson from this excursion into online territory is that you shouldn’t spend too much time designing additional content or services that are outside the norms of your particular teaching milieu.