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David Spencer's Education Paragon is a free educational resource portal helping David Spencer's secondary school students, their parents and teaching colleagues with understanding, designing, applying and delivering assessment, curriculum, educational resources, evaluation and literacy skills accurately and effectively. This wiki features educational resources for Indigenous Aboriginal education, field trips for educators, law and justice education, music education and outdoor, environmental and experiential education. Since our web site launch on September 27, 2006, online site statistics and web rankings indicate there are currently 1,888 pages and 20,185,651 page views using 7.85 Gig of bandwidth per month. Pages are written, edited, published and hosted by Brampton, Ontario, Canada based educator David Spencer. On social media, you may find David as @DavidSpencerEdu on Twitter, as DavidSpencerdotca on Linkedin.com and DavidSpencer on Prezi. Please send your accolades, feedback and resource suggestions to David Spencer. Share on social media with the hashtag #EducationParagon. Thank you for visiting. You may contact David Spencer here.
The following resources are helpful to parents and teachers:
- Book: Supporting Successful Transition from Primary to Secondary School by Tina Rae (2014)
- Book: Book: Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv (2008)
- Book: Digital Tools for Teaching: 30 E-tools for Collaborating, Creating, and Publishing across the Curriculum by Steve Johnson (2013)
- DVD video: Canadian Popular Music in the '60's, '70's & '80's by EMI Music Canada (2012)
- DVD video: Canada: A People's History produced by Mark Starowicz (2001).
- Book: Fire in the Bones: Bill Mason and the Canadian Canoeing Tradition by James Raffan (1999)
Web Site Builder
If you are looking for a web hosting company to host your web domain, David Spencer recommends OSM Networks in Belleville, Ontario. The following are free and/or low service fee online web site building software services.
- Citymax.com helps small businesses get their website on the Internet. Our features are made for the needs of a business owner. Let your website do the work! With automated inventory management, shipping and tax calculators, credit card processing and more, you can take orders in your sleep. Build your brand with your custom domain name and email. Promote your products and services with your catalog page. Help people find you with maps, and connect with customers through newsletters and online forms. Citymax.com is based in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Doodlekit.com is a fully hosted online free website builder and CMS (Content Management System) that helps you build a personal or business website. It’s perfect for anyone from first-timers to advanced web developers and web designers. Unlike other website creator tools, Doodlekit is all online. You don’t need to install any software on your computer, and you can use it from any computer, anywhere in the world that has internet access, at any time. Doodlekit.com is based in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Doomby is a free, easy-to-use, full-featured online tool to make a website bursting with interactive content. doomby users get access to all the web building tools they need to make a website, then manage and host their content with ease - whether it be for a personal, business, class or community website. doomby's flexible content management system (CMS) lets users personalize the design and function of their webpages, creating pages that combine static content - like text or directories - with interactive elements like a photo album, videos, blog or forum. And when you need to change your content, that's easy too. doomby is based in France. Description on crunchbase.com.
- EduBlogs provides the WordPress platform for the educational community. EduBlogs is only for education, safe & secure, has NO advertising or inappropriate content, provides omplete student management and powerful learning tools,and help and support whenever you need it. Since 2005, Edublogs has been hosting blogs and providing custom blogging platforms to individual teachers, school districts and hundreds of thousands of students. We’ve grown to become the largest, most trusted, best supported and widely used way for teachers and students to engage with the world of blogging. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Freshcreator is a simple and intuitive tool to create a website for your hotel, B & B, agritourism or guest house. Freshcreator offers you everything you need to promote your small or medium sized touristic business. The site you create with freshcreator makes it easy for your customers to navigate and view all the details of the services you offer. Freshcreator is based in Bologna, Italy. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Google Sites is wiki suite targeting small and medium-sized businesses as part of the Google Apps team. You can start a site from scratch or from a template. Google Sites is the relaunched version of JotSpot, which Google acquired in 2006. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Jimdo puts the power of website creation in the hands of ordinary people. Anyone can share their passions and interests on the Internet -- on their own website -- simply and easily. Jimdo is free, and you don't need to know how to code or run a server to have a website. And not just any old website! You can start an online business, write a blog, send a newsletter, add your tweets, embed YouTube videos, link your Facebook Page, and embed almost any kind of widget you can imagine. Jimdo.com is based in Hamburg, Germany. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Moonfruit lets you customise the style and layout of your site so that it reflects your brand without you having to understand any coding, HTML or CSS. Your sites are optimised for web and mobile. Moonfruit is based in London, United Kingdom.Description on crunchbase.com.
- Orbs is a website builder, wiki and web host that allows anyone to create a website without any technical know-how. The focus is on simplicity. For Orbs, it’s the 80% of tasks that people want to do most on a website: text editing, custom design and easy page organization. Orbs was launched June 2010 and was created by award-winning company MeZine Inc. (for CityMax.com) in Vancouver, Canada. It’s privately owned. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Radiant Web Tools has all of the features you need to build and manage a great website -- all with simple, familiar web-based tools -- no programming or HTML needed. Create pages using text, images, links, and even video. Blogs, calendars, file downloads, interactive photo galleries, and forms are a snap. Want to collect donations, offer private member-only sections, or view your website's traffic statistics? Radiant Web Tools is based in London, Ontario, Canada. Twitter feed for Radiant Web Tools.
- Webnode is an online service allowing users with no technical knowledge to create and manage websites. Webnode is free and generates money from businesses that have greater storage and bandwidth needs than the minimum Webnode allots per website. Webnode is based in Brno, Czech Republic. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Webs.com Develop your site with our easy-to-use Site Builder. Upload images. Type your text. Point and click to edit. The Site Builder’s “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) interface makes it a breeze to add new pages, fresh content, photos, videos, and more. Site visitors can “join” your site, create profiles, and contribute to your community by posting comments, photos, videos, and more. You can even designate members to moderate your blog or forum’s conversation. Webs’ existing member base is huge, and these potential customers can join your community with a single click. Webs.com is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
- WebStarts.com Membership feature allows you to easily protect your website's content and control who has access to certain pages. Add a Forum directly to your website, drag and drop objects to the exact location, create custom forms of all types. WebStarts.com is based in Brandon, Florida, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. They also have a new blogging platform that can be added to the navigation bar of your personal Weebly page. is based in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Wix.com is a WebTop publishing platform; allowing users to create any kind of web content (web sites, widgets, blogs, myspace layouts) and publish that content anywhere they want. Wix is the only publishing offering that allows users to create stunning flash-based content online that is totally personalized and without the need to code. Wix does this without the need to use complex publishing systems and without being constrained by the limitations of template based solutions. Furthermore Wix sites enable effective promotion as they are SEO friendly. Wix.com helps you create a flash web site. Wix.com is based in New York, New York, U.S.A. and Tel Avivi, Israel. Description on crunchbase.com.
- WordPress now Powers 22 Percent Of New Active Websites In The U.S. (Source: techcrunch.com) WordPress.com has a feature called “pages” which allows you to easily create web pages. WordPress hosts CNN’s Political Ticker; Dow Jones’ AllThingsD; NFL; Time Inc’s The Page; People Magazine’s Style Watch; famous bloggers like Mark Cuban, John Scalzi, and Joy Behar; corporate blogs for Flickr and KROQ; and many more. Wordpress is owned by Automattic, Inc. and based in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
- Yola is the website builder and hosting service that helps small businesses stand out on the web. Our site builder allows you to showcase your products and services online to reach the widest audience possible. With Yola, your website will look professional, have all the features your audience wants, and be free from annoying ads. Yola (formerly known as Synthasite) is a browser based Ajax website creator with an extra collaboration enabling feature. Yola is based in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Description on crunchbase.com.
Online Contact Form Creator
The following are free and/or low service fee online contact form creators. An online form allows you to gather responses and receive information from your web site visitors. It also protects your e-mail address and provides you with privacy.