What I Learned Today – 12/10

Today in Mr. Little’s class we worked in the lab on the computers. Today’s goal in class was to learn how to use the website, Weebly. If you are thinking about turning your history fair project into a website YOU MUST USE WEEBLY. In order to use Weebly, you have to create an account. The username should be 15(student), the password should be your school password, and the email should be your ccsd66 google drive email. Once you are signed up, you may begin designing your website. Weebly editing and website making is pretty explainable in itself when you are signed up and logged in. There is no homework today!!

Here are some helpful links:




Image Editing

• FotoFlexer (http://fotoflexer.com/)

• PicNik (http://www.picnik.com/)

• Adobe Photoshop Express (http://www.photoshop.com/tools)

• Pixlr (http://www.pixlr.com/)

Virtual Interviews

• Skype (http://www.skype.com)

• Google Voice (http://www.google.com/voice)

Rolling Transcriptions of Interviews of Other Unintelligible Audio


Document Sharing

• Google Docs (www.docs.google.com)

Audio Recording and Editing

• Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/)

• KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)

• Realplayer (www.real.com)

YouTube Video Downloader  • KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)

(Student tip: If you find sources on YouTube or Google Images, go to the original URL if possible then download from there. It is better in the bibliography than “YouTube”)

Notes and Citation Managers

• Zotero (http://www.zotero.org/)

• Citation Machine (http://citationmachine.net/)

• EasyBib (http://www.easybib.com/)

(p.s- those links are right off of the Chicago History Fair Website)



Here’s a video if you are still confused on how to make a Weebly:


Pictures from today’s class:

-Meghan G

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Experimenting with Weebly

Before we begin, I need to do a brief collection of your project thoughts. Please go to this survey and complete it: https://docs.google.com/a/ccsd66.org/forms/d/1hAqF4K0OiJG1Ixs9umIZ-MHofbVYaQsqPvdqIBeox-o/viewform


1. Visit and read the following Prezi: http://prezi.com/in6s32cdzxvi/digi-telling-history-for-teachers-updated-oct-2013/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

2. Go to this link for building a website: http://nhd.weebly.com/

  • Use your CCSD66/Google name (15student) and password.
  • Use your CCSD66/Google email.

3. Build a website! I would recommend one of the following topics:

  • Your personal history topic.
  • Your own life.
  • A person or topic you are familiar with.

4. You could use some of these links to add audio clips, videos, etc. http://1919hfsamples.pbworks.com/w/page/45826775/Welcome%2C%20Website%20Pioneers%21