Weebly is undoubtedly my favorite website-creation tool. It's completely free (two free websites per e-mail address) and teachers can set up accounts for students. This website is incredibly intuitive, using a simple drag-and-drop interface. I learned about Weebly during a demonstration by a fellow Piasa Bluffs Writing Project member at our Invitational Summer Institute in 2010. A few months later, I was asked to create a website for my school district in order to provide information to the public about a referendum that would supply funds for the construction of a new high school, and I immediately thought of Weebly. It received very positive feedback. In January, I held a workshop for teachers in my district about creating websites with Weebly, and the teachers that attended were very pleased with its attractive appearance and its user-friendliness. (I even saw one of my coworkers posting about it on Facebook.) Weebly has numerous design options and multimedia options. It will even let you embed items. Below I'm embedding the handout that I offered coworkers at my inservice.
Note: This website was created with Weebly.
Dr. Jessica Pilgreen, Ed.D.