Quickie Guide to Creating Awesome Web Pages
Using Freebies on the Web!

email the author with more ideas or with questions
Michelle Bergey iloveteaching_tpes@yahoo.com



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FREE Rotating Banner, Bar Background, Flower Bullets......
MEDIUM SKILL LEVEL***
http://www.mediabuilder.com
FREE Clip Art- at Barry's you will find links to free clipart, animated gifs, photos, and much more...all free and non-copyrighted!
EASY!
http://www.barrysclipart.com
FREE IMAGES COPYRIGHT FREE FOR USE IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS! http://pics4learning.com/
FREE Search Engine! - This is a great advanced tool. Sign up for this service and they will automatically index all of your site's pages so that a vistor can find whaever they need at your site. They will also email you a report monthly telling you the most common things searched for. A great site management tool!
ADVANCED TOOL***
http://www.freefind.com
FREE Java Script - Java script will allow you to create calendars, clocks, forms, rollovers, and more! This site has a tutorial to walk you through the steps!
ADVANCED TOOL- ****
http://javascript.internet.com/
FREE Web Hosting, Easy Page Builder with Templates, Easy upload, Free script add-ons.
MEDIUM SKILL LEVEL**
http://www.tripod.com
http://www.anglefire.com
HTTP://WWW.GEOCITIES.COM
FREE Web Hosting, Page Builder especially for educators, educational community format
EASY!
http://www.bigchalk.com
FREE Web Hosting and Course Builder for educators. Includes links for assignments, homework, resources. Includes free chat and discussion board. You can limit access to your students only!
EASY!
http://www.blackboard.com
FREE Web Hosting and Easy Template for Teachers!
EASY!
http://www.teacherweb.com
See a sample page-Mrs. Hofseth
http://www.myschoolonline.com
http://www.scholastic.com
http://www.bigchalk.com
FREE Web Authoring Software - Netscape Composer (Part of the Netscape Communicator package) is easy to use, will meet all but the most advanced needs, and is available for FREE download!
MEDIUM SKILL LEVEL***
http://home.netscape.com/download/index.html?cp=dju1

You don't need to buy the latest version of Netscape...download the free version 4.78 of Communicator and it will have Composer as part of the package. Navigator is also included, so you'll have your browser as well.

Free Tutorial On-line for Netscape Composer!
MEDIUM SKILL LEVEL***
http://www.guide.net.nz/mtn/web2.html
Free Sound 
files
MEDIUM SKILL LEVEL***
Click here to hear the Birdie!
How was it done? Find a sound file and File save as....just as you would do an image. Then link to it just as you would another site. Very Easy! Again, remember to use copyright FREE files!

Here is a great resource for FREE Sound effects:

http://www.educ.ubc.ca/faculty/bryson/sounds1.html
 

Free Quizzes
EASY!
This site has recently started charging for their advanced services, but the basic quiz service for one classroom of thirty students per teacher is available for FREE. Sign up for the service (easy!) and then link to the site from your home page.Students can log in to take your custom quizzes on-line. Results are emailed to you. Great time saver!

Funbrain.com

Free Puzzles and Worksheets
EASY!
http://puzzlemaker.school.discovery.com

Here is another fun teacher tool that you can link to your home page for your students to enjoy. Create custom word searches and crossword puzzles for use in your classroom. Go to the site and register, then link to the site from your class page.

•Items that are labeled "EASY" are suitable for beginners with very basic internet experience. There is no downloading required, and usually only a mouse click or two are involved. 


•Items that are labeled "Medium" require the ability to download files, save files with proper extensions such as ".html", and ability to use a simple word processor such as Microsoft Word, Clarisworks, or Appleworks.


•"Advanced" items usually require a beginning familiarity with HTML tags so that script can be pasted in the proper location in the HTML editor.