Not sure if this is the right forum to be asking, but for next year I'm wanting to do a few things with my class. These are the things I'm wanting to set up:
-A class information page on the web so that parents can regularly (hopefully) check up on upcoming dates, when work is due, what the weekly homework tasks are, etc. It would be good if I could also upload links to assignments that I've typed up on Word/Publisher/etc.
-A class 'sharing page' where I could upload work/videos of students' work for parents to view throughout the term. Also not sure which video uploading site would be best for this, preferably one that is not open to the public.
-A discussion forum where students can add/discuss their thoughts on a topic or book where are covering in class, and also possibly could discuss pieces of work that other class members have done (eg, I would upload a story a student has written, other students could type positive feedback).
So my question is, what websites/Internet tools (preferably free) would be best for these functions?