Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Weebly to the Rescue!
I just started experimenting with Weebly last week and I like what I see so far. Teachers can register for the free education version and are given 40 student accounts, get a colleague to sign up via your referal and get an additional 10.
What I like so far:
FREE, FREE, FREE...now to the specifics.
1. The students things up quickly and it took very little training on my part to get them creating within the first class period.
2. I can manage all of my classes (I have created 3) and all student accounts from my login page. When students forget their login or password I can solve the problem quickly and easily.
3. It was quite easy to create each class and input student names & passwords. (I made the password the same for every student and gave them the option to change them at a later time.)
I really shouldn't be complaining, after all weebly for education is free. However, I quickly realized that each student can only have one website at a time, and can only publish 5 pages on their website. I am not a big fan of paying for online resources, after all, we don't know exactly how long they will last. However, I am truly thinking about paying the $40 to upgrade to a pro account. Students can each have up to 10 websites, with unlimited number of pages. I joked around with a class of 18 that we could all split the cost, and a number of them were quite willing...I didn't take them up on the offer.
Posted by Greg Kulowiec