What is a Start Page?
A start page is a type of page that allows users to quickly gain access to other pages. It may be set up like a directory, or perhaps a portal page. Years ago one needed a webmaster to create a portal page for them. Luckily, teachers can set up a start page in a matter of minutes. Students and parents can access these pages on the FCPS network and at home.
What do Start Pages look like?
Here are some examples of start pages. Different sites were used to create each example- which one would work best for you or your students? Each type of page is separated below- spend a few minutes checking out the examples and tutorials for each tool.
- http://www.worldstart.com/igoogle/ (step by step iGoogle tutorial)
- http://www.rockingham.k12.va.us/techresources/Portaportal/portaportal.htm (step by step PortaPortal tutorial)
- http://www.symbaloo.com/ - Sample Symbaloo page
- http://maketecheasier.com/symbaloo-the-starting-point-for-the-web/2010/08/01 (Symbaloo overview and tutorial)