Weebly on iPads: Create a Website in Seconds!Sebah Al-Ali
Weebly is a website that allows you to easily create a website for free. It’s been around for a while, and a lot of HCT members have utilized the service in many forms: professional portfolios (example), learning resources (example) and information providers (example).
Weebly on iPads
Recently, Weebly launched their iPad app to make creating/editing a Weebly website a WHOLE lot easier for users. You just need to tap, drag, and drop different parts. You can add/edit all sorts of things:
- files (through your iCloud or Google Drive),
- and others.
Weebly VS Other Services
Having dealt with different web scripts and website creating services, I think Weebly is one of the easiest tools for our students to create websites. Unlike other services, Weebly’s iPad-friendly app makes the process appealing and easy going.A user only needs to tap and drag parts they want, and place them wherever needed.
Also, one other big advantage to Weebly is that you can create more than one Weebly website using the same account. This means that you do not have to throw all what you have in one website, or create other accounts to serve different projects/needs.
Weebly in Your Class
You can use Weebly for your students’ portfolios. You can have them create Weebly websites to add their classwork throughout the semester or for a specific project. They can add their writings, post their assignments (through google drive or icloud), add their pictures/videos/audios, and a lot of other things. They will find it nice to deal with because their personalize it and customize it in a unique way even if they are all required to add the same kind of information. This will encourage them to compete and do their work better since others will see it, and it’ll allow them keep track of their own progress which can be rewarding by the end of the semester. Example: a demo student portfolio (if you have an example, please email me to add it)
You can also use it to create your own professional portfolio to showcase your samples of your work, list PDs you’ve presented/attended, and keep track of your professional development progress. Example: Peter Waters (if you have one, please email me to add it)
You can use to make your learning resources available online through Weebly. This will make it easier for students at HCT to access these resources even if they’re not in your class (and enrolled in your BB9 course). It will also make it easier for your to archive these resources for future reference. Examples: All Things Grammar, Level 3 iBooks, Level 2 Listening, and Level 2 writing. (if you have one, please email me to add it)
Give it a try! And download the app (tap to download Weebly). It’s for free, and you won’t break the Internet if things go wrong. You always have the option to delete a Weebly website and create a new on the same account.
This screencast shows you how to create a Weebly site using a browser. You can easily follow it using the iPap app; they are almost identical.
You can also watch our own Peter Waters explain the app and how you can use it to create an e-portfolio: