I have recently used Weebly in my high school health class as a project where students created a website about a specifice mental disorder. They had to research the disorder at home an create the website during class. I thought it was a great way for students to learn the material and present in a way that was flexible and new. I had one student tell me that it was the worst assignment ever because it was too hard. I was so disappointed. Has anyone else had this reaction from students? I'm hoping it is an isolated incident.
My son who is 4th grade did not complain about the Weebly homework. He thought it was really awesome that he was able to make a website (They were allowed to make a max of 3 pages). From what I gathered from his teacher the project was well accepted by the parents and some even made comments about it being multi-faceted. I think your is an isolated incident. Are they familiar with Weebly though? Maybe he was not familiar with how to go about it.
Most of the students had never used Weebly before. I wrote a rubric and showed them a sample website before we started. I also showed them how to edit pages and add pages. He still probably just wasn't that familiar. Thanks for the feedback.
I, as well, think that this is an isolated incident. I have used Weebly in my classrooms (grades 6-12) and have gotten some complaints, primarily from those who just weren't comfortable with computers. Once they got the hang, most requested to use Weebly for assessments as opposed to PowerPoint, Prezi, etc. Good luck.