November 1, 2016
If you are looking for some good and easy to use platforms to create a website or blog for your classroom, the tools below are worth your consideration. They both offer a very simple website editor, a huge library of pre-made templates and a bunch of other powerful functionalities to enable you to make professional looking websites. They also support domain name purchase in case you decide later on to buy a domain name for your website. For more options on tools to use to create a classroom website we recommend this list. Enjoy
1- Weebly for Education
This is an excellent platform that lets you and your students easily create visually attractive websites. As a teacher you can use Weebly to design a classroom blog and create student e-portfolios. The process is very simple: log in to your Weebly account and use the the drag and drop website editor to start working on the look and content of your site. Your website can include a wide variety of multimedia materials such as videos, pictures, text, maps, and many more. Another interesting feature from Weebly is that it offers students a protected environment to create, share and publish digital content. Teachers ‘have full control over which websites are public, which are private, and which can be edited by the student. It's simple to bulk create new student accounts and oversee your students' activity.’
Watch this video to learn more about Weebly
Wix is another powerful platform to use for creating beautiful websites for your class. As is the case with Weebly, Wix has an easy to use editor that allows you to create and populate your website in a matter of few clicks. Some of the interesting features offered by Wix include: a huge library of pre-made templates to choose from, upload your own fonts, add Google Maps to your website, add animated GIFs to your content, showcase your new collection, events or specials in a stunning slideshow and many more.
Watch this video to learn more about Wix