Terrific hands-on coding practice with live feedback
Bottom line: In this excellent coding application, in-game practice and real-time guidance crack open the world of programming and turn your students into whiz kids.
Grades: 7–12Price: Free, Paid Codecademy Pro accounts include all content from free account plus access to real-world scenarios to solve, online assessments, and advisors who will answer questions and guide your progress.
Bottom line: Helpfully walks students through each step of website creation, and teachers can control access and monitor progress.
Grades: 4–12Price: Free, Paid Basic features are available for free. Weebly has optional Pro account features for $39.95 per year, and they offer add-on packs of student accounts (10 accounts for $10) if teacher needs exceed the 40 accounts that are included.
Bottom line: Wikispaces.com is a rare, collaborative Web tool that's both powerful and accessible.
Grades: 7–12Price: Free, Paid Educators receive free accounts including one wiki, unlimited users, and 2 GB of storage. Upgraded school versions start at $1000 per year for an unlimited amount of wikis, 100 users, 1000 GB of storage, and more robust management features.