Saturday, January 19, 2013


Who doesn't have a website these days? :) Weebly is a great way for anyone to start their own webpage as it is super simple to use. I started using this tool about 2 years ago when I decided to create a webpage for my classroom. I love that you can easily change layouts, backgrounds, fonts, pictures, and more with just a few clicks. The parents in my classroom that have viewed my page always rave about how easy it is for them to navigate and how much easier it is for them to stay updated on classroom news.

Not only can you use this for a classroom website, but I have created websites through Weebly that are independent lessons for students. In these lesson sites, I was able to include directions for students to follow and also embedded links that the students can use to watch videos, take quizzes, and play games. One of the websites I created for student use was when I taught 3rd grade and we were studying "main idea" in reading. This was a hard concept for my students so I used this website as a follow-up during center rotation time. I plan on using it again this year with my above level 2nd graders.

Feel free to check out my main idea website as well as my classroom website!
Classroom Website
 Main Idea Website


  1. Weebly is great. Remember that for ET630, you can create any of your projects in Weebly, except for the Web Site Creation Project.

  2. Weebly seems like a really great way to create websites without having to know a lot about HTML or CSS. Geocities is what I had when I was a kid or just looking at the source code of a website to see what the different commands did. Great starting point for students to create projects for class as well.

  3. I love Weebly. I was so sad this year that I had to change over my class website from weebly to GAFE. It was a tough transition but I see benefits in both. I am currently making my Internship portfolio with weebly because it is so user friendly! :)

  4. I'm a fan of Weebly too and I find it very easy to use. I liked the clean look of your page and am sure it would be useful to parents and students alike. Because it is quite easy to use it might be a good tool for sharing all sorts of information. I think with basic training students could use it to create a web site as well. I don't know if there's an age restriction for signing up but it is worth checking into. I think one of the risks of choosing a web site building tool is the potential to go overboard with the bells and whistles. I like the fact that Weebly is straightforward and user friendsly. I'm thinking it would be a good tool to create a website for my Critical Information Literacy project. Thanks for bringing the site to my attention again.