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Organizing classes and class projects

To organize (Oxford definition): give orderly structure to, systematize; initiate or make arrangements for, enlist (person or group) in this.

Organization. So great when it's there, so stressful when it isn't - much like that first coffee of the day. It seems people are always trying to organize things - be it a bedroom closet, glove compartment, filing cabinet, desk drawers, or even corporate structures. Organization makes life flow along more smoothly. Let's face it - it's quicker and easier to get a job done when you know where to find the tools you need to do it. Organization is just as important to Web site creation. In fact, it's absolutely critical. A Web site is made up of so many different folders and documents, so it's vital to be able to find the information you are looking for.

It all comes down to naming folders and files. Let's say you're making a Web site that features one poem by each student in five classrooms. You can name the opening page file of the Web site: poetry. The folder for each class can be named: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5. Each Web page file for each student can simply be named after the student. This will make it a lot easier to find, edit and update pages in the future. If you think carefully and use names that will make sense in the future, you'll be riding high as you click your way through your interesting, well-organized Web site.