That sounds like something Scooby-Doo might say! Weebly is not just a funny word or part of a phrase, it is a simple and easy website creator web 2.0 tool. The best part…wait for it…wait for it….it is FREE!! Now you know from your experience with just cutting and pasting html code (embed codes) html jibber jabber is almost indecipherable to the untrained! Those codes are even Greek to me sometimes! I am by far not a website pro-when it comes to building one from scratch using only html code. I did suffer through some website creating courses with the html jibber and came out alive, but believe me-spending valuable time looking up codes and figuring out why something will not appear on your website because you forgot to add an > is just too much for me! I am a teacher too ya know!
Do you have a classroom website? Would you like one? Let me introduce you to the neatest tool ever! Weebly!
I bet your head is just spinning because after I learned what this tool can do I wanted to be back in the classroom. If you watched the introduction you saw how your students could have accounts and websites, in essence web portfolios! OMG can we say paperless! And the assignment form tool is phenomenal! By the way you get 40 student accounts for free but there are ways to obtain more accounts.
If you are as excited as I am about this feature and would like more help with weebly go to SchoolTube and search “weebly”. There is a high school that has created a great series of tutorials on weebly. Or you can just go play with the features yourself.
Tech-tivity Week 7 Thing 17:
1. Go to Weebly and sign up for an account using this link: http://education.weebly.com/referral.php?xrlU2RWH83Hgu0qK
2. Create a very simple web page with two pages: Home and Blog. The home page can have your contact information and the blog can be an external link to your blog.
3. Submit your Weebly URL (i.e. www.ocsmedia.weebly.com) in the Google form below.
4. Optional: Post any comments about Weebly’s features on the Junkie Blog.