In a few weeks I will be doing a presentation for some local teachers about creating a classroom website. I would like to recommend some different options, and I think I will go with
*Weebly
*Google Sites
*Wikispaces

My own class website is on Wetpaint, but they no longer support ad-free edu sites so I can't recommend that.  

Am I missing other great hosting options?  Some criteria would be ease of use, flexibility (widgets, etc), and customization.

Please respond with any links that could be helpful as I research this process. I would love to check out 

*examples of great teacher websites (especially from those 3 hosting options)
*resources for developing a class site
*widgets or other fun add-ons

Thanks!!

Tags: class, google, sites, teacher, website, weebly, wetpaint, wikispaces

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Still looking for class website examples! What about your fav add-ons, widgets, etc for building your websites??
www.mrroughton.com is hosted by Microsoft's OfficeLive. I absolutely love it. It integrates with Word, Publisher, etc. which people already know how to use. It is completely template based but does allow for HTML modules if you want them.

I've had no problem adding flash, silverlight, audio/video, etc. and it is all free. I pay for the domain name and that's it.
I know there are many great free sites out there, but here is one that works well at our school it's MyTeacherPages. Although it's not free, it has worked for our school especially for those who were not comfortable with technology. It's super easy to use and make look very creative and professional. It's $39 dollars / year. It has a lot of cool apps included such as polls, calendar, homework, blogs, book lists, slideshows, and a form creator. You can edit in a design mode and an html mode. Here's my site.

http://www.myteacherpages.com/webpages/7th8th/

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