WildFireWeb Offers Free Web Sites to Every K-12 School
WildFireWeb is offering WebSchoolPro Web sites to all public and private K-12 schools in the United States for free. The offering comes after successfully piloting the platform in 15 California districts from 2006 to 2008.
The Web-based platform provides districts with a variety of standard components, including unlimited page count, message boards, forums, blog capabilities, image galleries, and calendars, among other things. Teachers can use the free resource to augment classroom instruction, post assignments, as well as share notes and other resources. According to the company, parents also benefit from a range of collaborative tools.
"In an era when schools have limited time, budgets and resources, WebSchoolPro websites empower educators with simple tools that encourage and improve communication, participation, and fundraising efforts," said Blaine Transue, co-founder and CEO of WildFireWeb, in a prepared statement. "To succeed, our schools, teachers, and students need and deserve the same technological advantages and opportunities as businesses."
The free version of WebSchoolPro is supported by ads from approved sponsors and advertisers. An ad-free version is also available for a fixed annual fee. Schools within the United States can sign up for the service through WildFireWeb's automated, online signup. Schools outside of the United States can also take advantage of the free service by using the company's online request form.
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