Some select resources from this presentation
Facebook in Education: https://www.facebook.com/education
Facebook for Educators Guidebook
50 Ideas for Using Twitter in Education: http://cooper-taylor.com/2008/08/50-ideas-on-using-twitter-for-education/
There are many important questions to think about before you start planning your website. The following questions are to help you get started:
My personal favorite is using a self-hosted version of Wordpress. Wordpress is a free, open-source blogging/content management system (CMS) that is powerful and flexible. I love how you can customize Wordpress sites by using different themes, add functionality through plugins. Wordpress is constantly being upgraded and improved with new features.
I also like Drupal. Drupal is another free, open-source CMS. It is similar to Wordpress but has many more features built in.
Google Sites is a powerful and very easy to use tool. This website it made with Google Sites. If you can use Word, you can create a website in Google Sites.
One of the best ways to decide if a tool/platform is right for your needs is to sign up for a free account and start playing! You will be able to pretty quickly decide the pros and cons of a particular tool that way. Use this project to explore what is out there!
It is important to have an easy to remember domain name. Domain names can be purchased for under $10.