Free Web Hosting for Teachers
The mission of iteach.org is to offer free web hosting for teachers who teach at any public or private school. Teachers are given tools to create web pages and sites on a
classroom, school or district level. iTeach.org provides this web hosting to teachers free of charge. Teachers
who request the free hosting service are given an ftp account with 100mb of space to host any school files
or classroom projects. If needed, teachers can request free classroom management systems to be installed on
their freely hosted site.
iTeach.org provides php/mysql access to any teacher or upcoming teacher needing a place
to host their online environment. Teachers can give students a unique url such as mrmilne.iteach.org or mrslund.iteach.org
that houses or hosts their classroom free of charge. When a teacher signs up for a free hosting or email account they are
given 2 gigabytes worth storage for all their email needs and a cool email address i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org. This service
is also provided to up and coming teachers who may want to share their university portfolios with potential employers.
iTeach.org encourages anyone in education to use the free web hosting and email service.
Some of the free hosting tools include Claroline, an open source classroom management tool used by many colleges and universities
in Europe. Claroline is an Open Source eLearning and eWorking platform allowing teachers to build effective online courses and to
manage learning and collaborative activities on the web. Translated into 35 languages,
Claroline has a large worldwide users and developers community. Claroline is capable of hosting a large number of users easily.
It is compatible with Linux, Mac and Windows environments. Claroline is based on free technologies like PHP and MySQL
and uses the current standards like SCORM and IMS/QTI for the exchange of contents.
iTeach.org also provides free Moodle hosting. This open source platform is one of the fasting growing online course management
systems available free to the public. Moodle is a course management system (CMS) - a free, Open Source software package designed
using sound pedagogical principles, to help educators create effective online learning communities. You can download and use it
on any computer you have handy (including webhosts), yet it can scale from a single-teacher site to a University with 200,000 students.
Moodle has a large and diverse user community with over 330,000 registered users on this site alone, speaking over 70 languages in 196 countries.