Weebly (http://education.weebly.com/) is a free website creator that allows students and teachers to make websites that include multi-media elements. Users can add documents, video, hyperlinks, slide shows and photos to make their projects unique and personal. Pages can be added to help organize your site. You can also add a blog to use for student accountabilty or discussion. Use the free Weebly for Educators and create a classroom project.

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English II--

For this project, the English II PLT and the media specialist collaborated and selected a list of short stories from students World Lit Textbook. Students read the story, formed groups, and decided which story and country their project would be based on. Copyright free image resources used included Copyright Friendly Images from NC WiseOwl (High School Zone-->Copyright Friendly Resources). Students also used a variety of databases including CultureGrams and Global Issues in Context for research on their country. Based on the requirements of the project (as outlined in the Weebly the English II team created) students divided the work between them based on their strengths. Once one student finished their portion of the project, they helped others on their pieces.

Here's an example of how the English II PLT at Heritage High School used Weebly as an exemplar for students to show what they wanted groups to create as a culminating project:


The lesson plan is embedded in the Weebly.

This is an example of the Weebly students made:


Introduction to Communication and Mass Media--

Students in ICMM are asked to evaluate and use a wide variety of communication and media tools--including social media, websites, news, etc.--and explore the techniques used to communicate like persuasive, informative, argumentative. For example, students used the Gale database Opposing Viewpoints in Context to analyze argumentative writing.

As a mid-term project, students were asked to communicate the communication and media skills that they had learned in the 1st quarter of the course. Students worked in groups and used the database Global Issues in Context to research global issues and build a website using Weebly to communicate their research and persuade their audience to take action.