Weebly is free tool for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. The drag and drop website editor is simple to use and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to communicate ideas and express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control.

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weebly.PNG Website: http://education.weebly.com/
Task #1: Click on the link above to go to the Weebly for education page. Create a free account by entering information in the get started now box.

Task #2: Start by creating a class website. Explore the different drag and drop features by adding text, an image, and a map.

Task #3:Add one of the extra features at the bottom of the left hand editor box under the heading more such as the survey, forum, or poll feature.

Weebly has an app for iPads and iPhones: Click here for the app in the iTunes Store.

Terms: Individuals under the age of 13 are prohibited from creating or using accounts through Weebly.com. Students under the age of 13 may, however, use Weebly through special student accounts created by their teachers through education.weebly.com, provided the teacher has obtained signed parental consent from the student's parents.
Classroom Implications
Weebly allows both teachers and students to create visually compelling websites to communicate information. Teachers can create a class website and create free accounts for up to 40 students. The teacher website can be used to communicate with students and parents and to share resources. It can also be used to collect homework assignments online. Students can use websites for class projects or to collect assignments for an e-portfolio. Users can add pictures, videos, audio players, documents, maps, and photo galleries to sites. The blogging feature also allows students and teachers to communicate and share ideas, assignments, and projects. Weebly does not have adds and provides free hosting to publish websites. Teachers may control which sites are public and which are password protected.

Home and School Connection

Weebly sites can be published on the web to be viewed by the public or privately with passwords that can be shared with parents. Students can create e-portfolios or projects that can be shared on the web for others to view.

Additional Resources

Why you Should Use Weebly in the Classroom - http://wonderfulweebly.weebly.com/Weebly for Education Features - http://education.weebly.com/ed-features.phpWeebly Help - http://help.weebly.com/Weebly Blog - http://blog.weebly.com/

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