This blog is designed as a resource for CURR 501, Media Literacy, Popular Culture and Education at Rhode Island College, summer 2014. The course is driven by the essential question: How is new media and digital culture produced and consumed in ways that help us understand ourselves and each other in the context of the current educational landscape?

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fwd: Weebly

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From: Christina Antonelli <>
Date: Thu, Jul 3, 2014 at 6:58 AM
Subject: Weebly

Weebly (Websites)

Weebly is a tool that allows you to create a website, blog, or store to share with others. Creating an account is fairly simple as long as you have an email address.


Weebly has four different plans to choose from:

1.)    Free-provides you with the basic tools you will need to create a website. 
    Starter-$4 per month
    Pro-$8 per month

4.) Business-$25 per month

The features on each of these plans vary based the cost one is willing to pay.


Rating-Use of Ease: 4/5


Weebly is very user friendly as it allows you to first choose your purpose, the role of the website, and a domain.  Once this is done, choose a template and easily drag and drop text boxes and images to include in each page.  Multiple pages can be added or deleted to your website. There is even a feature that allows you to sell products from your site store. Websites can be created and are easily accessible through your home computer, laptop, tablet, or mobile device. In addition, a user can create more than one website that can be accessed through their home page.

Some of Weebly's Features:

  • HD video upload
  • YouTube uploads
  • Audio files
  • Document uploads
  • Contact Form
  • Search box
  • Social Icon
  • RSVP form
  • Survey
  • Bookings
  • Forums

Examples of Website Uses:

  • Businesses
  • Advertising Products
  • Selling Products
  • Showcase Interests, Hobbies, or Work  to Others
  • Teachers: Resource for Students or Other Teachers/Faculty Members
  • Blog: for a magazine, company, personal use, etc. 

***Use in an Educational Setting: The website is particularly useful as a teacher because it provides a source of media that both students and teachers can use to access relevant information. A teacher can use this website to provide information on assignments and grading systems for her students or can design a website for collaboration with other teachers that is full of curriculum materials and informational resources.

Click here to view an introduction video to Weebly.

1 comment:

  1. Our school uses Weebly and I never took the time to learn about it. Also, your directions were awesome!! Great tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing