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Using Sharp School to Create a Classroom Website


Below are some helpful tips for you to use as you begin to build your classroom website.

Click the link to access your Sharp School classroom site directly:

http://wls.wayland.k12.ma.us/about_us/loker_classrooms/classroom_websites/


How will families find our websites?
  • Main Loker School Website
  • Hover over "About Us"
  • Slide down to "Loker Classrooms"
  • Slide over to "Classroom Websites"

In order to make any changes to your site you must first login:
To login to SharpSchool Website - go to the classroom website page, click on Login Screen_shot_2012-05-29_at_11.36.34_AM.png at the top of the page (you only have access privileges to your classroom website)

username: firstname_lastname

password: wayland12




Your classroom teacher website comes with the following 5 pages built for you:
  • Main Page (include: short bio about you and the other teachers who work in your classroom)
  • Calendar (could be used for class schedule or special events)
  • Photo Gallery (classroom pictures or could be deleted if you use another source)
  • Useful Links (maybe rename this page and use for your classroom newsletters or delete it)
  • Contact Me (we will delete this page as your families will already know how to reach you by email)

Requirements from Brian ~
  • Philosophy of your classroom (goals for your classroom include on your main page)
  • Newsletters
  • List of teachers in your classroom - along with a brief bio of lead teacher (include on your main page)


Below are directions on how to

  • Delete/Archive a page

  • Editing a page - review some of the basic word-processing tools

  • Hiding pages or selections....

  • Create an account on the Sharp School customer support website - great reference resource and live chat for help!



How do you delete a page? First we must archive the page - archived pages cannot be seen by the public or by the owner of the website. Then if you really want to delete it ~ you can.


So lets begin by go to the main page of your classroom website;
To Archive a Page:
  • hover your mouse over "Page Properties"
  • scroll down and click on "Manage Sub-Pages"
  • Select "Page Status"
  • in the new window, click in the square next to "Contact Me" then select Archive

To Delete a Page:
  • Once the page has been archived
  • hover over "Page Properties"
  • scroll down and click on Archived Sub-Pages
  • in the new window - click on the "X" button next to the sub-page you wish to delete (Contact Me).

Your "Contact Me" page should now be gone! Repeat this step for any page that you'd like to archive or delete.


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You will see the standard word-processing tool bar across the top of your editing window; add content

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Video tutorials:

  • video tutorial on adding a newsletter file to your website (the directions say a newsletter, but you would follow the same steps to add a link to any file)

  • video tutorial on inserting an image onto a sharp school page
  • video tutorial on downloading/saving a picture from the internet


How do you "HIDE" a page? If you aren't going to use the calendar and useful links pages, you should hide them.

You may also choose to hide a subpage by going to page properties - manage subpages - manage status - click on hide selection next to the subpage that you want to hide.

You may also choose to change the order of you subpages by going to page properties - manage subpages - manage order. click on and drag the subpage you want to move.

To add a new subpage - page properties - add a new page



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Sharp School Resources:


All of the resources below were found on the Sharp School Customer Net support website. Let's sign-up so you can access more resources and services when you are ready. They have a wonderful on-line chat support! They have helped me fix several problems I've had.

Manual References: