7 Great Website Builders
Want to build a beautiful website or web page? Here are seven choices. I recommend all of them to my students for efolios. I let them pick.
- Weebly – You get 5 pages free. Easy to use and collaborate with others.
- Webs – A great site that some students have used to build professional sites for businesses in town.
- Wix – My most artistic students like R gravitate to this one.
- Wikispaces – You can build a full website with this one.
- Tackk – A lovely website builder. Ben Wilkoff wrote a great post about how he’s using this one in class to create one pagers.)
- Strikingly – A beautiful way to build a “splash page” for events and activities.
- Google Sites – If you have Google apps for education, you can turn this on and let students build.
Snagit: A Must Have Screen Capture Extension for Chrome
Snagit from TechSmith rocks. Every Chromebook and person using Chrome should have it. The Chrome extension is free and lets you capture pictures, a scrolling version of the screen and even quick videos. (Screencastomatic is great for screencasts too but Snagit requires NO setup at all.)
I use Snagit on a daily basis. I found it when I wrote my getting started with Chromebooks 101 Guide for Intel. Such a great tool everyone can use. This is particularly important because if you’re teaching students to be safe online, you’ll want them to Stop, Screenshot, Block, Tell and Share. (Get my free poster or buy one on cafepress — this is important to teach kids.) See freebies below for more on this.
- Free Internet Safety Poster: Stop, Screenshot, Block, Tell and Share
- Free Chapter 1 of Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds
LA Schoolteacher Harriet Glickman corresponded with Charles Schulz after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Soon, Franklin joined Peanuts. Teachers are leaders. Here’s yet another example. How Harriet Glickman Helped Charles Schulz Integrate Peanuts Mashable has a touching story of the correspondence between Charles Schulz, author of the Peanuts comic strip, and LA Schoolteacher […]
“Why tweet children’s learning? This tweet says it all.
November 7, 2014
Ben Rimes talks about connecting technology and Common Core standards. As a Technology Coordinator in Michigan, Ben is passionate about technology in the classroom, digital storytelling, and social media. Add Ben Rimes to your PLN @techsavvyed The Tech Savvy Educator Show Notes: Ben Rimes – #61 – Five Ways to Leverage Technology to Meet the Common […]
Verena Roberts does a masterful job of telling the story of powerful intergenerational learning through her K12 online Conference presentation: #Gamifi-ED Networked Intergenerational Learning. Can ninth graders and masters students in college have a symbiotic mutually beneficial learning network? Yes! Here’s how.
Take time to watch this and all of the other incredible K12 Online Video Presentations. It is a wonderful conference with so many resources!
Super-helpful educator Kathy Schrock discusses the importance of curation. Kathy was trained as a librarian who has been curating sources since 1995. She found that people used her pages for assessment tools and apps the most on her website, which is chock full of curated sources. If you are curating resources, this is a must listen. Our […]
Every email message from a parent or colleague is an opportunity to create a powerful impression. As Kevan Lee says in How to Send Better Email, great email gets across the intended message with the desired emotion. You have to do both. But you’re so busy, how do you find time to craft the perfect […]