Tool
Description
Usefulness Rating
(1-5)
Ease-of-Use Rating
WikispacesWikispaces
Students can publish their work to wikis created on the Wikispaces platform. A basic (free) account allows for unliminted users and 2GB storage, and the plus account ($50/yr) allows for great customization, ad-free pages, & increased privacy. Teachers can be upgraded to the Plus account for free by certifying that the wiki will be used for educational purposes.
5
Medium
PBWorksPBWorks
PBWorks is a free wiki platform that allows for 100 users and 2GB storage. The Classroom Edition ($99/year) provides increased editing control.
Educators and students can create collaborative projects, share notes, as well as publish work and portfolios online.
4
Medium
BloggerBlogger
Blogger is a free blogging platform that is part of Google's services. Teachers can create multiple blogs within one account, easily change the layout, choose from a number of widgets, and incorporate a host of comment and posting settings.
4
Medium
edublogsEduBlogs
Edublogs is a free blogging platform designed specifically for schools, teachers, and students. A paid campus account allows for branding, increased privacy, additional functionality, and unlimited bandwidth and storage.
5
Medium
KidblogKidblog
Kidblog is a free blogging platform designed for elementary and middle school students. Teachers can monitor and control all activity within the platform. Student blogs are private and only viewable by the teacher and class.
5
Easy
WordpressWordPress Classrooms
WordPress is a free blogging platform that now provides an option specifically for teachers and schools. It provides more options, settings, and custom designs than many other free blogging platforms.
5
Medium
WEEBLYWeebly
Weebly is a simple webpage design tool that can showcase student work.
3
Medium
SmoreSmore
Smore was originally created as a site to create online flyers, but it can be used to create simple webpages. It is a great design tool that can showcase student work.
3
Easy
GoogleSitesGoogle Sites
With Google sites, students and teachers can easily create collaborative sites to share and post with customizable content. A great feature for schools with Google Apps for Education is that Sites also import content from Google Drive.
5
Medium
       Wix
Wix
Wix is a simple webpage design tool that can be used to showcase student work. Using the drag and drop interface, students can easily customize their digital portfolios.
3
Medium