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!
Main Idea Website