While probably not the daily business of teachers, if any of your schools are struggling to get online communities happening, this might be good news.
The Parents-Of.com website is a local firm providing free sites for school parent communities. After a pilot of 4 Melbourne schools in 2008 they now have over 350 school community sites (funded by on-site advertisements). For the full story, visit http://www.parents-of.com/
From the site: "Each P&C Association is eligible to receive their very own free
website. Sign-up today and have your new site live this time next week. There’s nothing to download, we create the site for you. The websites are designed to create a vibrant space for the school’s parents to connect, share, become involved and to be informed and entertained. Each school will have their own unique website address presented as www.sampleschool.parents-of.com
And unlike other website systems, the
site will not require the P&C to be prolific publishers to keep the site alive and ever changing. Your school community and the people at parents-of
will provide almost all of the content making it a place parents will want to visit often."
Visit the demo website: http://www.demo.parents-of.com/