My website idea is still something I'm really keen on but the free website creation sites I've tried (so far) offer templates that feel restricting or blank websites that, although freer to design, still (at the moment) seem very serious and important - the sort of website that says 'everything here is truth' rather than what I want to say, which is 'everything here is an idea or a thought for you to consider.'
In other words I want this:
but I'm creating this:
I'm thinking this:
You get the idea.
I know my target audience was keen on the idea of a website, with links, and I had figured about the inclusion of a forum to keep ideas and discussions flowing - in keeping with the spirit of my inquiry, but I'm struggling with the reconciliation of my artifact being useful, providing opportunity to read further and still feel like a place where ideas can grow and information can be added and shared...
Then, today, this:
(incorrect link and I can't find the correct one now!)
Really interesting yet not over-loaded with data or information, has a quirky, friendly feel to both the look of the blog and the style of the writing, makes no claims to have all the answers (or indeed any answers) just helpful, supportive tips and can be easily shared with others or commented on.
So now I'm wondering about something similar - like a cross between a blog and a miniwebsite, or facebook-type page (like this: https://www.facebook.com/greatteachingideas) where people can add their own ideas and links to other websites...I think what I'm really aiming for is a giant web-based noticeboard on which I can start the ball rolling with my thoughts and ideas but from where others can add, embellish, widen, deepen, challenge and inspire other teachers.