Teacher Review for Weebly

Weebly allows students to publish creatively in an easy to use format.

Melissa B.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I created my own Weebly for a class that I teach that involves a semester-long or year-long project and which has multiple documents that students need to access for information and/or templates. It has been a wonderful time-saver for me, since I no longer have to email students documents or print them out. It is also a fantastic tool to keep parents informed of the project. Beyond that use, however, I offered students the option to use Weebly web pages for class assignments, such as an overview of literary periods as well as as a type of online portfolio of their semester projects. The website is fairly easy to use and allows students lots of options to design their own sites. They became very invested in creating their content, researching above and beyond the requirements to create interesting details for the various tabs on their pages.
My Take
Weebly is an easy to use web page maker that students can utilize to create their own websites and publish their work. Teachers can choose to make the student web pages public or private (accessible with a password); the fact that students' work will be published causes them to be more careful about grammar and writing than if they were only turning in something to the teacher. When used as a performance assessment, it provides authenticity to their work and makes students feel accomplished for publishing to a wider audience.