Jimdo – Website Builder

Freemium! Jimdo allows users to quickly create websites and blogs right from the device. To create a website or blog, users first have to launch the app, tap the “create a new website” option, pick their website layout, and then enter their domain name ([email protected]), email address, and password. Users then customize their website or blog by tapping the “Layout” button on the top right, choosing the element of their website they wish to change, and then add text, images, headings, and horizontal lines to it. To create additional pages and content, users must tap the “Layout” button and then…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 8.7
B. Design - 9
C. Engagement - 9.6

9.1

Jimdo: An App for Creating Websites

Summary : One of the easiest ways to create a website or blog from your device

Jimdo allows users to quickly create websites and blogs right from the device. To create a website or blog, users first have to launch the app, tap the “create a new website” option, pick their website layout, and then enter their domain name ([email protected]), email address, and password. Users then customize their website or blog by tapping the “Layout” button on the top right, choosing the element of their website they wish to change, and then add text, images, headings, and horizontal lines to it. To create additional pages and content, users must tap the “Layout” button and then the “+” button. Next, users can choose the type of content they wish to add and then edit it from the “Layout” button. Once completed, users can view their website by tapping the “Lined” button on the top left of the screen or by typing the domain into a web browser.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Instead of a traditional written report, teachers can have students create website reports using this app. To do so, students would add text, images, and links to report on their assigned topic. Students can then share their work by posting a link to it on a class website.
  2. Teachers can transform daily journals into blogs. To do so, teachers can post the daily prompt they want students to engage, and students will respond to it by writing a blog post on their webpage. Teachers can then check students’ blogs by visiting their website.
  3. For a summative assignment, teachers can have students create a portfolio that showcases their best work from a semester, unit, or grading period. To do so, students would first create a “Welcome” on their website’s homepage and then create a page for each piece of work included in their portfolio. Students can copy-and-paste their work into their website or take a picture of it and then upload it to their website.
  4. After reading a controversial text, students can create a website that espouses their stance on an issue. The website’s homepage can provide an overview of the topic and the student’s opinion about it. Students can then additional webpages that support their opinion or explain why an opposing view is incorrect.
  5. Teachers can have students compose blog posts or create a webpage from the perspective of a fictional character, historical individual, or inanimate object. Sample prompts for students to base their blogs or websites on include: (1) How would this character feel about that? (2) What would this historical individual think about that situation? (3) If that inanimate object could speak, what do you suppose it would say about that? (Please note, teachers would have to define “that” in the preceding prompts.)
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

Screenshots

  • Jimdo Creator Screenshot
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