What free web hosting service are you using?


#1

Last year I used 000webhost.com, but this year it seems a little flaky, especially with passwords.

Has anyone used a similar service? I especially like the file/directory structure of 000webhost. It is familiar to students.

Thanks for your help.
Mark


#2

Mark,

I found the same problem - I had used Editey which was a Google Drive add-on that stopped working right about the time students were to be working on their final projects. I found this video after some search and tried it out - and it works! I know it’s a lot of setup to get the students so I’m going to make a form that they will submit that shared folder through it, then create my own link to grade their work. Hope that helps!

Brad


#3

X10 hosting has been pretty good for us


#4

Mary and Mark -

I’ve also switched over to Thimble by Mozilla - it’s been great for students. I’ve also personally used CodePen which is very similar. I’ve tried both because my district has strange filters that block CodePen when you are publishing.

Brad


#5

Robyn Hilton and I are using this:

https://thimble.webmaker.org/

It’s free and we don’t have to have the networking people set anything up for us.


#6

I used mozilla thimble over the summer in a coding camp. I haven’t used much else to compare to but I thought it worked well.


#7

@robuck.mark

Have your students had success with mozilla thimble? I’d love to hear about some projects your students have worked on.


#8

This is my first year teaching comp sci at my school. Up until now I taught math and special ed. I taught summer camps prior to this. We just started the web design unit this week so I’ll let you know how it turns out.


#9

Everyone,

Just wanted to loop back - if your district/school has the money, might want to invest in a Pro account with CodePen - it has some VERY cool features which you can share your code directly to students and they can modify on the fly. Just got a chance to see it this weekend.

Brad


#10

I actually remembered to come back after we finished some units. :slight_smile:

This is a site with a bunch of the websites, projects, games, etc. my class has made so far.

http://crhscomputerscience.000webhostapp.com/


#11

@robuck.mark

Thanks for sharing your site with student work. It is always fun to see what students are creating.