Rubric for Analyzing Available Technology

Wordpress

Weebly

Google Blogger

Google Site

Google +

Richer Picture

Haiku

Type of Site

Blog

Blog

Blog

Website

Comm-uniction

Website, portfolio

website

grading

class management

Email/mssg class participants

Can sign up for updates

can sign up for updates

via G+

and via G+

yes

yes

yes

secure/ password protected for student privacy

can make by invitation only

can be invitation only

yes, read by invitation & sign on

can be

can be private group

yes

yes

“District Approved”

no

no

no, but some teachers have students set up blogs

no

no

yes

no

User Friendly, “easy & intuitive to set up”

yes w/ practice

yes w/ practice

yes w/ practice

yes w/ practice

yes

no

yes, w/ a bit of time

Discussion board/ comment capabilities

yes, comment on blog posts

yes, comment on blog posts

yes, comment on blog posts

yes

yes

yes

Able to attach lessons & documents

yes

yes

yes

yes

can post in G+ or link to website

yes

yes

Multiple administrators

yes

yes

yes

yes

circles

yes

yes

Students able to post work

as a comment, OR could create their own wordpress

as comment

as comment

no

as post or link to website

yes

yes

Capable of grades

no

no

no

no

no

no

yes

Engrade

Moodle

Edmodo

X2

Wiki Spaces

Type of Site

Grading Program

Course Management

Class communication

admin

class management

Email/mssg class participants

yes, need to enter email addresses

yes

yes

yes, emails in system

yes

secure/ password protected for student privacy

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

“District Approved”

no,but some teachers use

no, but one teacher uses

no

yes

no,but some teachers use

User Friendly, “easy & intuitive to set up”

yes w/ practice

not at first, takes practice

no.

no, requires training

yes

Discussion board/ comment capabilities

yes, disucssion board

yes

yes

no

yes

Able to attach lessons & documents

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

Multiple administrators

yes

yes

can add teachers to class

yes, with IT support

can add teachers

Students able to post work

some via “turn ins”, but not visible to peers

yes

NO

yes

Capable of grades

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes