Tuesday, June 26, 2012


Weebly claims to be the "easiest way to create a website"  It is a free web page builder tool that offers 100's of professional themes, drag and drop builder, multi-media features and easy blogging.  In 2007, Time Magazine named Weebly one of the 50 best websites of the year. 

I have to agree that Weebly is very easy to use.  It can be used by students of all ages, levels, and in any content.  Assessments and assignments are easy to relate to curriculum and technology standards.  Using Weebly allows student to use their creativity and imagination to create a web page or website, copy the link, and send it to their teacher to turn in.  I love these types of assignments because it is more interesting and interactive for the student, it also cuts down on paper use, and it allows the teacher to be a facilitator while students learn technology as well as demonstrate content knowledge. 

Weebly can be used to fulfill both ISTE technology standards 1 and 2.
Standard 1:  Ccreativity and Innovation: Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

Standard 2:  Research and Information Fluency:  Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

Weebly websites can be linked to other website to serve as resources for information being presented.  Information that is added into weebly websites are researched by students and should be sited either on the web pages or however the teacher sees fit. 

The following video shows how to set up a weebly site:

The following video shows a review of weebly and how it compares to other web site builder sites:

There is a Weebly app for the iphone.  Click the link to see the iTunes description:

The following link is the Weebly help/support page:

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