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Face of Your Classroom

Web Site Creators

Use FREE Web Creators to create your Face of the Classroom site

You can use an online resource such as Weebly or Google Sites to create your own web presence in a drag and drop interface. Web sites enable users to quickly create a web presence using widgets (small onscreen tools, like calendars, counters, etc.) provided by their company. No software has to be installed because they are cloud based, and free. When you create an account you are given a URL for your new web site. Weebly is one of the easiest ways for teachers to have a website. You can create multiple pages as well as a blog on your Weebly site.

Weebly

weebly Weebly provides an easy to use drag and drop environment to help you create your site. Templates for the design of pages and menus is provided as well. Get started by checking out the following resources:

The Weebly support page has a Beginner's Guide to Weebly. After finding an amazing video to add to your site you may wonder how to post it to your web presence.  

Here are three options:  

  • Upload the file
  • Post the hyperlink
  • Embed the HTML code

Google Sites

Google members can create a web presence using their Google Sites resources for free. It takes one click to create a page, templates are provided, and a variety of settings for managing your site.

  1. View the Beginner Guide for creating a site in Google Sites.
  2. Check out the Teacher's Guide on the Use of Google Sites at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
  3. View Google Apps support with Getting Started with Google Sites

Check out additional resources for Face of the Classroom!


Learning Objectives

After completing this Thing, the educator will:

  • Know how to create a web site and share the URL with others

  • Understand how to add/edit pages and content

  • Make connections with technology standards and best practice

  • Transfer the learning to professional practice by creating and monitoring an educational web site


Addressing the ISTE Standards For Educators
 

Learner
1a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.

Leader
2b. Advocate for equitable access to educational technology, digital content and learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs of all students.

Citizen
3a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.

Facilitator
6d. Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.

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