ISTE Standards

Student created website

  • 1.  Student created website

    Posted 06-09-2018 11:31
    I teach middle school science and next year I would like to have my students create their own website.  My umbrella idea is that for each unit/topic I will have a content task (explain the connection between two body systems, illustrate how an invasive species affects a food web, etc.) and a menu of digital tasks (create a comic strip, mini-book, slideshow, etc.) to demonstrate this knowledge.  I have a decent list of free, user-friendly websites to utilize.  I'm looking for new, creative ideas or websites/apps for my students to use.  We are a 1:1 school and use Chromebooks.  I have 55 min classes and an extra 30 min overtime session with each class on a rotational schedule.

    Some tools I already have/use are:  Prezi, Movari, Google slides/forms/etc., Popplet, Powtoon, Bookemon, Pixton, Makebeliefcomix, Canva, Quizlet, Quizizz, Kahoot, Socrative, and others.

    I also would like input on the best website creator to use.  I have created one myself using Weebly but also have heard that Wix is a viable option.

    Thanks in advance for your input and suggestions.

    Kristy Floyd
    Horry County Schools

  • 2.  RE: Student created website

    Posted 06-11-2018 09:00
    If you are a GSuites school, you might have access to Google Sites. If you do not, ask your administrator/IT department if it is something they can authorize.

    Jaime Higgins
    Tilden Middle School

  • 3.  RE: Student created website

    Posted 06-11-2018 11:19
    For a 1:1 Chromebook class, I recommend the new Google Sites.
    I used Google Sites with my 7th and 8th graders this past year with great success. The new Google Sites is very user-friendly (it's mostly drag-and-drop). Uploading/inserting from Google Drive is easy as well.

    Good luck!

    Greg Baker
    Technology Teacher
    LEARN9 Charter

  • 4.  RE: Student created website

    Posted 06-12-2018 18:04

    Thank you - I have several people who have suggested Google Sites.  I think that's what I'll use.  

    Kristy Floyd

    WPMS Teacher of the Year 2018

    7th grade science teacher

    Science Department Head/CHO/NSTA Member

    District ETTF/ISTE Member

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  • 5.  RE: Student created website

    Posted 06-11-2018 11:53
    Google sites!

    Tamira Kreider
    Technology Coach/Teacher
    Moorpark USD

  • 6.  RE: Student created website

    PLN Leader
    Posted 08-18-2018 15:55
    My first choice would also be the New Google Sites. (I don't know when we will stop calling them new?) A second easy to use free option is Adobe Spark Pages. I usually give my students a choice on which sites to use.

    Steve Wick
    Technology Coordinator
    Neuqua Valley High School

  • 7.  RE: Student created website

    PLN Leader
    Posted 08-20-2018 10:49
    My choice would be Google Sites as well. They are free and easy to build. The time you would spend "teaching" the students about starting their website would be minimal.

    Karla Kiper
    Director of Technology Integration
    East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
    Baton Rouge LA