Bradley County Schools debuted a new website designed to make it easier for local families and educators alike to find the information they need. Scott Webb, instructional technology coordinator …
Bradley County Schools debuted a new website designed to make it easier for local families and educators alike to find the information they need.
Scott Webb, instructional technology coordinator for Bradley County Schools, said it has a "much cleaner" look and is "much easier to navigate" than its predecessor.
The school system's new website, which can be found at www.BradleySchools.org, is live now. New websites are also being designed for each of the county schools, and are expected to be online by July 1.
"We hope students and parents find the websites easier to use, better to navigate, and better to fit their needs," said Webb.
The school websites are being reorganized and equipped with features designed to make things easier for educators. For example, all the sites are being designed with "complete Google integration" and pages individual teachers can customize themselves.
"All teachers and staff have the ability to create their own part of the website," Webb explained. "Teachers and staff can use the website to assign homework, post information about their class, and collect information from students and parents."
The sites will also be more easily accessible on mobile devices and will be better integrated with the schools' social media accounts.
The individual school websites are also being designed similarly to one another, with similar information being placed on similar parts of the sites.
"We wanted to make the experience easier for parents who have students at different schools," said Webb.
All of the sites are also designed to better work with tools for those with disabilities. They will also be compatible with Google Translate, so information can be translated into more than 100 languages.
Webb said Bradley County Schools staff have been working on the new websites since mid-March and offered his appreciation to all involved.
"Brad Bryant, one of our network administrators, our technology coaches, and school principals have been very instrumental in creating these websites," said Webb.
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