Schools Launch New Websites
Two area schools – Lehigh Elementary and East Lee County High School – have launched new websites hosted by the Gazette. The sites have content – articles and images – updated by school personnel and are accessible by the viewing public at:
“Our goal is simply to create the ability for local schools to engage the use of a website where they control the information displayed,” Robert Anderson, Gazette publisher, said. “Website usage is extremely easy to do these days and can also benefit the student population learning to use these tools, even in a limited capacity.”
Anderson said the benefits for each school having a website sponsored by the Gazette are numerous. Not only can each site act as that school’s “online newspaper,” the site can be used to make announcements, display photo galleries, student artwork, student essays and much more,
“As an effective communication tool, the possibilities using a website are endless, “ Anderson said.
Feedback is always an important aspect in any education setting he said. The postings made by school personnel – faculty or possibly students (Middle school or High school level, perhaps) – can have a “Comment” element allowing readers/site visitors to “voice” opinions. In any scenario, Anderson said, the school controls the content appearing on its site. All reader submitted content must first be approved by site administrators before “going live.”
Anderson said he believes area schools will find this complimentary feature offered by the Gazette a fantastic and helpful component in the education process. “The general public will, indeed, become educated about the activities and accomplishments each school will post keeping its readers up-to-date.”
Anderson said he encourages each school in the Lehigh Acres area to contact him about participating in this website project at 239-209-4720