If you build it, they will come!
Using your website as a hub for students will change your teaching world. Not only will students find purpose in it and expand their classroom experience, but your website becomes a tutor, publisher and resource that students have at their fingertips 24/7. It's true. If you build it and make reference to the site often, they will come. They will come to download their projects and share with parents, they will use the site for practice and to finish work from class and they will contact you and share their learning. The classroom experience is now larger than four wall classroom and that can be a very powerful thing!