Weebly for Education is a free online service that is perfect for creating classroom websites, student blogs or e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. Its drag-and-drop website editor is simple to use for students of all ages. Weebly allows students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that teachers can control.
Videos, pictures, maps, and text can be added to a site simply by dragging and dropping them—no HTML or technical skills are required. And with Weebly, you can password-protect all your students’ websites with one click. You have full control over which websites are public, which are private, and which can be edited by the student.
Weebly supports an unlimited number of blogs within a website, with comment moderation features that allow an open, moderated, or closed conversation. It’s free to create and publish a website with Weebly, although the service offers optional Pro account features for $39.95 per year, and it offers add-on packs of student accounts (10 accounts for $10) if your needs exceed the 40 accounts that are included.