Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weebly for Education - It's Free and Awesome

Weebly was one of the first website building tools that I played around with when I got started on my technology integration journey. It's a very intuitive and feature rich platform for creating a free website. For those reasons, it's always on my list of recommendations to teachers who want to build a classroom website.

Weebly is now officially entered into the education market with a free service designed specifically teachers and students. Weebly for Education includes all of the intuitive website-building and blogging tools found on Weebly plus features built specifically for education. Weebly for Education offers bulk creation of student accounts (up to 40 for free) which teachers can manage and moderate. Students can create their own websites and blogs using the accounts that you create for them. Unlike a lot of free services in the website building market, Weebly does not place any advertising your website.

Applications for EducationWeebly for Education looks like it will be an excellent option for teachers who want their students to create a digital portfolio of their work. Weebly for Education could also be a great platform for introducing students to blogging in a safe and secure environment.

If Weebly for Education doesn't offer you what you're looking for, you may want to try one of these other platforms for creating a free website.