Teacher Review for Weebly

Weebly doesn't even wobble, and it will not fall down!

Chris C.
Classroom teacher
Concordia International School Shanghai
Pudong, China
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My Subjects Social Studies
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
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
Do I plan to use it? We use a Weebly engine modified to work with National History Day. Every year we build scores of slick, high quality sites in this way. Want an example? How about the 2012 world champion National History Day site: http://18069595.nhd.weebly.com/ Sample Uses Teachers and students who are new to, or intimidated by, website design can start creating a website through Weebly. This engine is a perfect entry-level choice. Low-budget schools can build their websites through Weebly, too. Commitment and Learning Curve Medium. This was a tough one to call. I wanted so much to say that the learning curve is low, but building websites with the flexibility to meet various educational needs is time consuming. Generating content itself takes boatloads of time, and making that content look good takes even longer. Best for ES MS or HS? Teachers of any grade level can use Weebly. Certainly HS students, and upper-level MS students Cost Free! Website Link: www.weebly.com
My Take
Overview Weebly is a free web hosting service that allows teaches and students to build attractive, surprisingly sophisticated websites by the use of their walk-through upon setting up an account, and an engine built around a highly effective drag-and-drop design. If you have heard of WordPress, then you understand what Weebly is. So what sets Weebly apart? Ease of use. If you are a novice at website construction then start with Weebly. It is novice-friendly, walking first time builders to construct the look and feel of their website through a series of questions. Concerns There is always a need to practice good digital citizenship. Other than that, I do not have any particular concern with Weebly.