Using Weebly to build your Classroom Website

Here’s a follow-up to an earlier Weebly post:

There have been increasing numbers of educators who find that a classroom website is a good way to stay organized.  Here are some basic, very useful functions:

  • Announcements
  • Class Calendar
  • Homework Assignments
  • Supply Lists
  • Pictures
  • Post Student Work
  • Parent Involvement/Volunteer Opportunities
  • Classroom Rules and Policies
  • Links
  • Your Bio and Contact Info

A website is more informative, while a blog, ning or wiki is more interactive because they allow students to contribute.  I actually suggest having both.  But because blogs, nings and wikis require constant maintenance, it’s nice to have a website that is super-easy to build and edit.

I suggest using Weebly for this.  It’s free and extremely user-friendly.

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Here are some classroom websites built on Weebly:

If you have a Weebly website, or plan to get one, please share your URL in the comments!

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25 responses to “Using Weebly to build your Classroom Website

  1. stephen king

    Hi I found you @plind. I look for people with interesting blogs and you had me right away with this one. I look forward to learning more from you.

  2. Thank you for including my site in your list of examples of classroom websites! I did want to let you know, however, that I did not build my site with Weebly. I used Microsoft FrontPage.

  3. This blog was very helpful; thanks.

  4. I think creating a website is a great tool for teachers. Although, I am now a graduate student, I want to make all my resources fully available to others. The web is an ideal medium for the exchange of ideas and the dissemination of resources. I plan to continue to update my website with web resources. Feel free to post a link to my website. In addition to the abovementioned website, I have second one at http://pbiproject.weebly.com

    Thanks.

  5. Does Weebly offer a student web site feature? I use a wiki that has a private users feature that allows teachers to create individual sites for students contained in an alphabetical index on the teacher’s website. My site is located at http://www.barnesclass.com. I’d appreciate your info on this. I teach courses on this and I’m often asked about other sites and their capabilities. Thanks.

  6. Thanks for the article, I love using Weebly for my class website. I’m just getting into using student accounts for my 4th graders and would love to see more examples of how others have done this.

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  8. I have been using Typepad for my class blogs since 2006. I do find it very useful in posting agendas, links to websites and articles, expectations on assignments, and blog questions that students have to answer.

  9. Hi
    I teach at two different adult schools in Los Angeles. I also teach ESL and have another website: eslusingcomputers.weebly.com
    I love Weebly and my students enjoy working in the website. It makes class time very efficient and easier for me to teach. I’m happy that I came across your website. Looking forward to learning more.

  10. Veronica Oldfield

    Have you tried wix for web site creation? I’ve also had Yola recommened too. They are both free.

  11. An excellent website. I have used Weebly to build a website. It was SO easy I just started with a Home page and Blog and it has developed from there. I then used Weebly Education to set up individual blogs for each of my pupils. The blog is the most used feature as I set up a topic (eg for homework) and the children add comments below. I would like for them to be able to start their own posts on the class website, but I think I would have to give them all editor status, unless you know better.

    My kids have most enjoyed the Flag Counters feature, which is simple to insert and lets you see where the visitors come from.

    I’m going to read your Twitter for Teachers post next!

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  13. Amber

    Could someone please answer for me- Is the only way students can ‘interact’ through a weebly website built by their teacher through a blog page? i.e. comment and reply to posts on a blog page? Thank you

  14. teachwithawebsite.com offers free tutorials and a site configuration, which will allow you to offer a fully functional website with a chatroom, message forum, user polls, event calendar, file repository, and so much more!

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  17. I was reading the posts and wanted to share my page. mrsswafford.weebly.com
    I am still working on it though. I am checking into the education weebly. I am not certain in the differences in a regular site and educational site. I have a regular site and it seems fine. I am looking to add a computer lab page or even a separate webpage site to my weebly page. I am a teacher and we do not have a computer teacher. I do not want to keep searching for the best sites. I am looking for a place my students (5th grade) can go to right when they enter my room.

  18. jarrodbroyles

    Hey there excellent blog! Does running a blog such as this require a lot of work?
    I have very little understanding of programming however I was hoping to start
    my own blog soon. Anyways, if you have any ideas or tips for new blog owners please share.
    I understand this is off subject nevertheless I just wanted to ask.
    Thanks a lot!

  19. I have made a web using weebly to the class of my daughter. Kids love it.

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