Technology that works: Weebly

By: Salome & Peter

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About Weebly:

Weebly was found in 2007. It lets people to create a unique website, blog or online store. Weebly gives  veryone the freedom to build an outstanding site that works perfectly across any device. They also offer a range of pricing options, including free and premium plans, as well as business offerings and is consistently the highest-rated website building mobile app in the App Store and Google Play. Weebly
not only lets you create,but plan, publish and grow.

Effective Uses:

Weebly can be used by teachers to create their own websites in order to improve educational skills. By using Weebly, teachers are able to provide documents, power points, assignments, review questions for tests and assignments, videos, etc. Therefore, Weebly has lots of options for teachers to be more helpful for students by providing learnt material online.

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Step 1:
You will need to sign up. You can use your existing  email address or sign up with Facebook or email.

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Step 2:
Choose a type that you want to use for your online source. For educational Purpose, we can choose either site or blog.

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Step 3:

Next step is to choose a theme that matches the purpose of  your online source.

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Step 4:

Once you choose your theme a message will pop up if you would like Weebly to generate a domain or you can make a new one and you can also extract a domain that you already own.

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Step 5:

Now if you scroll down a little bit, you will see a button to pick a layout of where you want your pictures and text to be. You can also look at a preview and and keep it, if you like it.

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Step 6:

After you can pick the main website background image. There are lots of images to choose from. If none of them fit you then you can upload your own image.

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Step 7:

Once you edit or add something, save it.(the option is at the top right corner of the screen).

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Step 8:

To choose a header for your website, click the gear icon on your header. After that different types of headers will pop up like no header, tall or short header and more. There are headers for each one of your pages so you can have different types on each page if you would like to.

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Step 9:

To add text image or something else, first click on the build option at the top of the screen.After, just left click and hold the icon and drag it where you want it on your page.

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Step 10:

To remove the box that you just have added just put the the mouse cursor on it and then You will see the option to close it on the top right corner.  To move or copy do the same but the option will appear on the top left corner.

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Step 11:

To add your own image first drag the image icon to your page  and then click in the middle of it where it says upload image. Once you click on it you have the option to upload the image from your computer, search for one or paste a link of an image.

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Step 12:

To re-size an image click on it and then left click and hold any corner of the image and move the mouse up or down to re-size it.

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Step 13:

To add pages click on pages at the top of the screen. After that you will see all of your pages on the left side and click the plus sign to add a new page (add a blog page).To edit the page, delete or copy, click on it once and few options will pop up.

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Step 14:

Once you have added your blog page, it will look a little different from the standard pages. You will have an option at the bottom to post blogs.

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Step 15:

Click new post and add text or images. Once done editing, click , save and it will save as a draft. Or, if you click  post, then anyone would be able to look at it. When you come back to edit the post again, an option will be at the bottom saying “draft.” Click on it and click on your post to continue editing.

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Settings:

Settings give you lots of options to change the things that you already have done to it or add other options like share the website on Facebook , archive, protect the site with a password and many other options.

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Upgrading…

In order to upgrade the website, teachers need to choose a plan from three different options.

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After choosing the plan, teachers should complete filling information about  their payment in order to get more options for the websites.

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Publishing the website:

To publish your website the option will appear at the top right corner. Once you click on it, it will ask you again like at the beginning to choose a domain for your website. After,  if you pick a custom link then it will say if the website is available or no, if no then try another one and if yes then everything is good. If you picked the option where Weebly generates the link for you then you do not have to worry about anything.

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Examples:

Ms Osier’s Weebly page, where she has all subjects that she teaches. She uses her website to provide power points, assignments and review questions for her students. Students are able to download files from the website.

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Ms Gourley’s Weebly website, where she provides, power points, assignments, due dates for assignments, etc.

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Mr. Stitt’s weebly website for Communication Technology class where he provides tutorials, agenda with due dates, students’ work.

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